‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams has signed up to star in Julius Berg’s UK thriller ‘The Owners’.
Based on Herrmann and Yves Huppen’s comic book, the film is set in rural England during the early 1990s, the story follows childhood friends Nathan and Terry who, inspired by an out-of-town sociopath, attempt to rob the elderly local doctor and his wife.
Williams will play Mary, the girlfriend of the leading character, Nathan. Mary thinks the plan is a bad idea but the boys go ahead with it anyway. Dr. Huggins, however, won’t go down easy, and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
On Williams casting Berg said “I’m very proud that Maisie Williams is joining the cast of The Owners[…]Her already impressive experience will bring great force and vitality to her character and to the narrative of what promises to be a particularly intense thriller. Beyond her great talent, she is an actor possessed of a profound humanity with who I am greatly looking forward to working.”
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Julius Berg makes his feature film directorial debut and has co-written the screenplay with Matthieu Gompel. Filming is set to commence in Kent this spring.
Best known for her role as Arya Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’ Williams has previously been seen in 2017’s ‘Mary Shelley’ alongside Elle Fanning and voiced the character of Goona in Nick Parks ‘Early Man’. Her upcoming project includes Josh Boone’s ‘The New Mutants’ as Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton.