For those who have seen Me Before You, the beginning of the trailer for Voice from the Stone may seem a little familiar. A young person has undergone a tragedy, and Emilia Clarke‘s character is brought in to help. She’s caring, witty, and charming, and is hoping to bring them back from the brink. But Voices from the Stone is not a love story, it’s a supernatural thriller. At this remote Italian castle, Clarke’s Verena wants to help young Jakob (Edward Dring), whose mother just passed away. He hasn’t spoken since, but swears he hears her voice in the walls. Soon, she does too …
Verena also gets into a relationship with Jackob’s father, Klaus (Marton Csokas), which keeps her at the house long after she starts realizing something is very wrong. Check out the creepy trailer below:
As badass as Clarke can be in action movies or as the Khaleesi on Game of Thrones, I think she’s really at her best in these smaller dramatic roles. Directed by Eric Howell and based on the novel by Silvio Raffo, the movie (which takes place in the 1950s) was described by Howell to USA Today as a “Hitchcockian fairy tale.” Clarke added that for Verena, the house is “mixed in with all of the loneliness she has felt in her life as a nurse who is always moving from one family to another. It seems that happiness is only a family away.”
Game of Thrones’ own Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. Emilia Clarke, seems to have a thing for playing dedicated caregivers in film adaptations of popular novels. After last year’s tragic romance Me Before You, Clarke is taking on the darker story of Verena, a dedicated 1950s nurse, in the film version of Silvio Raffo’s mystery novel Voice from the Stone.
Set in a dark and foreboding villa against the sumptuous backdrop of the Tuscan hills, Voice from the Stone follows Verena as she arrives to tend to a mute boy traumatized by the death of his mother. She soon discovers that the boy is troubled by more than just sorrow for his departed parent — eerie voices come to him, and soon to her, through the walls of the castle. The film promises to be a haunted house tale and a powerful meditation on grief, all in one.
Watch the creepy-beautiful trailer for the thriller above.
Voice from the Stone will premiere in limited theatrical release on April 28, 2017. It will be available on Video On Demand / Digital HD the same day.
Strap yourself in. Principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is under way.
Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London.
The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
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My life has been shaped by a true sense of equality; it was never an overt “for crying out loud Emilia is just as capable as her brother!” it was simply etched into every action, choice, and behaviour of my family.
It was a recognised matter of fact that I, as a woman, was no different to my brother. Just as my mum was no different from my father in their careers, therefore I was raised in an equal earning, equally managed household that showed me anything a man could do, a woman could and should do too.
So I grew up with a voice, but it was not a shared voice of a generation, and it was only much later I realised what an incredible, feminist, start to life I had been given.
In the last few months we have all witnessed a major shift in the way women are collectively making their voices heard. The Women’s March on 21 January gathered more than five million people throughout the world – giving us all the lead to see what we can do to make this a change that’s here to stay.
Now I don’t know about you, but there are days where I feel like a guilty feminist. What am I actually doing every day to stand up for women’s rights? My personal experiences, and my understanding of the bigger issues of inequality, aren’t enough. What can I take part in, against hate and oppression, to ensure that the women’s movement continues, and strengthens and grows?
And so guest editing the All Women Everywhere edition of The Huffington Post UK is not a task I take lightly.
I’ve added some additions to past photoshoots and some magazine scans.
Emilia was out for the first time this year and she has a fun new hair style! Hopefully I’ll add more pics tomorrow as they show up.