International sales and finance company 13 Films has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone, starring Emilia Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” upcoming Terminator Genisys) which is being produced by Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition, Get Low) and Stefano Gallini-Durante (White Shadow, En La Client) and will be directed by Eric D. Howell (Ana’s Playground), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.
Veteran sales agent Anisi will also executive produce the project, which is set to start principal photography in November in Italy.
Marton Csokas (The Equalizer, The Debt, The Bourne Supremacy) has also joined the cast alongside Clarke.
“I was immediately drawn to the unique and haunting script of ‘Voice from the Stone’ and am thrilled to be partnering with established producers Dean Zanuck and Stefani Gallini-Durante on the project. The beautiful and talented Emilia Clarke is the perfect actress to bring life and freshness to the role of Verena,” said Anisi.
Written by Andrew Shaw and based on the Italian novel “La Voce Della Pietra” by Silvio Raffo, Voice from the Stone marks Eric D. Howells feature film directorial debut.
Voice from the Stone is the haunting story of Verena (Clarke), a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father (Csokas) in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena’s relationship with the father and son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by Malvina’s severe force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must face the phantom hidden inside the stone.
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