'Game of Thrones'' Maisie Williams Joins Cast of U.K. Film 'The Falling'
The actress and newcomer Florence Pugh star in writer-director Carol Morley's dreamlike coming-of-age drama.
LONDON – Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Florence Pugh are starring alongside Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi and Maxine Peake in British writer/director Carol Morley's The Falling.
Morley's script, billed as a dreamlike coming of age drama, details the story of a troubled girl at the center of a mysterious fainting epidemic, who is determined to discover the cause of the malady spreading through her British all-girl school in 1969, a year when the whole world seemed poised on the brink of change.
The project, which begins shooting in the U.K. this week, follows Morley's BAFTA-nominated The Alcohol Years, Edge and the critically acclaimed Dreams of a Life.
British sales, finance and production banner Independent Film Sales will rep the project to buyers at next month's American Film Market.
The Falling is presented by BBC Films and the British Film Institute in association with Lipsync Productions.
A Cannon and Morley/ Independent production in association with Boudica Red, the project was developed with the BFI Film Fund and is produced by Cairo Cannon and Luc Roeg.
The film is set for release 2014.
Morley is an artist turned filmmaker whose first narrative feature Edge -- made on a micro budget -- was premiered at the London Film Festival in 2010. Her first documentary feature film was Dreams of a Life.
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