Deal News – 21.03.2023
Filming wrapped on feature adaptation of Nuala Ellwood’s debut My Sister’s Bones : Cast Announced
We are thrilled to announce that Nuala Ellwood’s gripping debut thriller My Sister’s Bones is being turned into a feature film.
Filming has just wrapped on the project, shot largely on location in Whitstable, Herne Bay, London and Morocco. It is being produced by BKStudios – the production outfit owned by legendary West End Producer and Everton Football Chairman Bill Kenwright.
The cast includes Olga Kurylenko (Black Widow), Jenny Seagrove (Another Mother’s Son), Anna Friel (Marcella) and Ben Miles (The Crown). The supporting cast includes Harry Potter and Game of Thrones actor David Bradley, who recently voiced Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar winner Pinocchio, and Maggie Steed (Ten Percent).
The film is directed by Heidi Greensmith. This is Greensmith’s second feature, her first, Winter, garnered three awards at the New York Film Festival, including Best Director, as well as a BIFA nomination in the Discovery Award category. The film was adapted for the screen by Naomi Gibney (Devils) and is being executive produced by David Gilbery (The Lost Daughter) and Naomi George (My Pure Land) from BKStudios.
The film opens in a bleak police station where celebrated war correspondent Kate Rafter (Seagrove) faces questions from a psychiatrist, Dr Shaw (Kurylenko), as they work through the painful events of Rafter’s life. A horrific incident in war-torn Iraq and the death of her mother (Steed) have brought a haunted Rafter home to Herne Bay, a place she believed she had escaped forever. Her resentful sister (Friel) has not made her sister welcome and her forbearing husband Paul (Miles) fails to broker peace. Whilst packing up her mother’s belongings from her childhood home, Rafter comes to believe there is something strange and terrifying happening in the house next door. Is the house harbouring dark secrets or is the trauma of Kate’s wartime experiences finally catching up with her?
We are excited to be able to share a few of the first images of the cast below.
The release date and platform has yet to be confirmed, so watch this space for more news!