‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Tapped for Julius Berg Thriller ‘The Owners’

The ’90s-set thriller will start to film in the spring

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“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams has been cast in Julius Berg’s ’90s thriller “The Owners,” it was announced Friday.

Berg and Matthieu Gompel wrote the screenplay based on the comic book from artist Hermann Huppen and written by Yves H. Alain de la Mata at UK-based Bluelight is producing, while XYZ Films is executive producing.

XYZ is handling North American sales, while Versatile handles international sales at Berlin’s EFM. The film will shoot this spring.

“The Owners” is set in rural England in the early 1990s and follows Nathan and Terry, who are tracked down by an out-of-town sociopath names Gaz and forced to rob an elderly doctor and his wife.

Williams is best known for her role as Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Last year, she starred in “Early Man” alongside Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne. She will next star in Marvel’s “X-Men: The New Mutants” with Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton.

She is represented by Louise Johnston Management and WME.

This is Berg’s first feature following numerous TV directing credits like the series “La Foret” and the France Télévisions series “The Crimson Rivers.”

“I’m very proud that Maisie Williams is joining the cast of ‘The Owners,’” Berg said. “Her already impressive experience will bring great force and vitality to her character and to the narrative of what promises to be a particularly intense thriller. Beyond her great talent she is an actor possessed of a profound humanity with who I am greatly looking forward to working.”