Magazine article Screen International

Lena Headey to Star in Immigration Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Lena Headey to Star in Immigration Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star to play immigration officer in UK drama.

Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey is is set to lead UK immigration drama The Flood.

Headey, who will also be an executive producer on the feature, will play an immigration officer who must decide the fate of a dangerous asylum seeker.

Helen Kingston's original script will be directed by Anthony Woodley. Luke Healy produces alongside UK-based entrepreneur Julie-Anne Uggla who will serve as executive producer and finance the film.

Kingston, Woodley and Healy previously collaborated on 2015 sci-fi The Carrier.

"Helen has written a beautiful script that manages to highlight the complexity of the refugee crisis whilst telling an intimate human story, without ever demanding where the audience should stand," said Headey, who is currently in production on Stephen Merchant comedy Fighting With My Family.

"I'm very happy to be a part of this," added the 300 star who will next be seen in Tribeca-bound thriller Thumper. …

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