Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lena Headey set to play Jacqueline Ess

Lena Headey is arguably one of the most underrated actresses currently dominating both the large and small screen. Judging by her recent work as the vengeful Queen Gorgo in 300: Rise Of An Empire and as the manipulative Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones, Headey is clearly relishing the current renaissance of strong female characters. On screen then, she's not the sort of person you want to cross, and if you can imagine that attitude combined with magical powers in a horror story, you'll have something along the lines of what Clive Barker (Hellraiser) is planning in Jacqueline Ess.

This will be a new film based on the story from Barker's Books Of Blood collection, which follows a woman who is desperate for a change. She gets more than she ever wanted when she's granted the ability to transform other people's bodies.

Director Jovanka Vukovic is moving from work on shorts (including The Captured Bird, which boasted Guillermo del Toro as a producer) and an entry in female horror anthology XX to make her feature debut here. She co-wrote the script for the new film with Christian Francis.

"Lena Headey is a marvellous performer with an incredible presence," Barker tells Variety. "As far as I'm concerned, there is no better choice of actress for the role of Jacqueline. Her beauty and authority will carry the day."

Headey will next be in our cinemas for political scandal drama Zipper later in the year.

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