‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Joins Indie Drama ‘Huntsville’ (Exclusive)Posted 04.Aug.2016 by The Hollywood Reporter
Dylan McDermott also will star in the Eric England-helmed film, which is based on a 2014 Black List script by Anthony Ragnone.
Sophie Turner is going from would-be queen to troubled teen.
The Game of Thrones actress has signed on to star in the indie drama Huntsville.
Based on a 2014 Black List script by Anthony Ragnone, the Eric England-helmed film will also star Dylan McDermott (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys).
The story centers on Hank (McDermott), a solitary man living a dull existence in a sleepy Florida town who raises eyebrows when he develops a questionable relationship with Josie (Turner), a recently transplanted high school student.
Production is scheduled to begin this month in and around Los Angeles.
The project first came together at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival via Luisa Iskin’s Coalition Group. At the time, it was being shopped with Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham and The Witch‘s Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead roles, but the pair subsequently fell out. Iskin brought in Kim Leadford from StarStream Media to put financing together.
Waterstone Entertainment’s Jeff Kalligheri and Stephen Bowen are producing alongside Traveling Picture Show Co.’s Kevin Matusow. Carissa Buffel and Steven Chester Prince also are on board as producers.
Iskin and Leadford are producing alongside Ash Sarohia and John Wunder.
Turner is best known for her turn as Sansa Stark, the would-be queen of the North on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Like many of the stars of the hit series, she has been busy fielding offers on the film front. She most recently appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse as Jean Grey.
Turner is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and attorney David Feldman.
McDermott, star of the long-running TV series The Practice, is handled by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.
Kilmer, the son of Val Kilmer and actress Joanna Whalley, became a young actor to watch when he starred alongside Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff in Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, based on the James Franco novel. He is repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Gersh, which reps Ragnone and England, is repping domestic rights for Huntsville with CAA.
England is additionally managed by Manus Entertainment and Ragnone by Elevate Entertainment.