Lena Headey to Headline Clive Barker Adaptation Jacqueline Ess

First announced for production earlier this year, the Clive Barker adaptation Jacqueline Ess has found its lead in 300, Dredd and “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey, Variety reports.

In development through Raven Banner Entertainment, Jacqueline Ess adapt Barker’s short story, “Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament,” which was first published in the horror anthology “I Shudder at Your Touch” and was later collected in Barker’s own “Books of Blood.”

Jacqueline Ess tells the story of a beautiful woman with the ability to horrifically change people’s body shapes simply with her mind. Her ability gives her the power to grant men the ultimate sexual experience, albeit one that always proves fatal. It’s a story of sex, power, and the extremes that await us at the limits of desire.

Raven Banner will produce with Barker’s Seraphim Films on board to executive produce with first time feature director Jovanka Vukovic attached to helm. Vukovic also adapted the screenplay with Christian Francis.

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