We’ve been hotly anticipating the upcoming supernatural flick The Forest, which is based on Japan’s utterly horrifying “Suicide Forest.” The latest casting news has just come across our desk, as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood is about to come face-to-face with the entities that reside within.
THR reports today that “Games of Thrones” and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Natalie Dormer has nabbed a role in the supernatural thriller, playing lead character Sarah.
The film, set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, centers on a young American woman (Dormer) who goes in search of her missing twin sister. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.
Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca and based on an original idea by David S. Goyer.
Lava Bear Films is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. Focus acquired North American distribution rights earlier this year, with plans to release the film on January 8, 2016. Good Universe has partnered with Lava Bear to handle international sales. Lava Bear president Tory Metzger is overseeing production.