'Game of Thrones' Actress Carice van Houten Joins Aaron Paul in 'The Parts You Lose'

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Dutch director Paula van der Oest is helming the suspenseful drama.

Carice van Houten, who plays the red priestess Melisandre on HBO's hit Games of Thrones, is joining Aaron Paul in the suspenseful drama The Parts You Lose.

Dutch director Paula van der Oest (Accused, Black Butterflies) is helming the film based on a script by Darren Lemke.

The project centers on a young hearing-impaired boy who forms a friendship with a potentially dangerous fugitive in his small North Dakota town. The boy uses his new bond as an escape from the troubles of his home and school life.

Mark Johnson and Tom Williams are producing through their Gran Via Productions banner along with NL Film's Alain de Levita and Joris van Wijk. Paul, known for starring in Breaking Bad and the recent film Need for Speed, will also produce through his company Lucid Road Productions. Buffalo Gal Pictures’ Phyllis Laing and Rhonda Baker are executive producing with Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico.

The Dutch production eyes a shoot in Manitoba, Canada, in early spring 2016.

“We are delighted that the extraordinarily talented Carice van Houten has joined the cast alongside Aaron Paul and this outstanding international production team," said Myriad president and CEO Kirk D’Amico.

Myriad is handling international sales, and UTA Independent Film Group and Myriad Pictures are co-representing domestic rights.

Houten has been on HBO's Game of Thrones since 2012. Her other film credits include The Fifth Estate, Repo Men and Valkyrie. Her upcoming credits include the Jesse Owens biopic Race and indie I Feel Fine. She is repped by ICM Partners and Troika in the U.K.