Game of Thrones and 300 star Lena Headey is set to make her feature-length directorial debut on the psychological thriller Violet.
Described as having elements of The Talented Mr. Ripley, Single White Female and Killing Eve, Violet is based on the recent successful novel by SHI Holliday and follows the story of two solo female travellers who immediately hit it off and decide to team up for the next leg of their adventure. As the journey continues things start to unravel – because neither of the women is who they claim to be.
Although this marks her feature film debut, Headey has previously directed the BAFTA-nominated short film The Trap, which starred her fellow Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley, along with the music videos “You Mean the World to Me” by Freya Ridings, and “Miracle” by Madeon.
“Susi’s Violet is a compulsive page-turner that stayed with me long after I finished the book — it’s exciting that my first feature as a director will be such an intense female thriller. It’s a wild ride to the finish with vast cinematic scope, centering around two very complex women who will completely unravel over the course of the film. I can’t wait to get rolling,” Headey said.