EXCLUSIVE: dragon house star emma d’arcy, Industry actor Harry Lawtey and Willow Star Ellie Bamber has teamed up with Maxine Peake (The village), Oscar nominee Ciaran Hinds (Belfast) and Jason Isaacs (Stalin’s death) in suspense film Ana (formerly known as Mother Russia).
As we revealed earlier this year, the film will tell the story of world-renowned journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya (Peake), who went from being a local news reporter to challenging the Chechen death camps and exposing corruption. of the Russian state under Vladimir Putin. . She refused to stop reporting on the war in Chechnya despite numerous acts of intimidation and violence, including poisoning. Ultimately, she was murdered in the elevator of her apartment block and it is unclear who paid for her murder for hire.
D’Arcy, who currently plays the eldest princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in game of Thrones prequel house of the dragon, will play the role of Vera Politkovskaya, the daughter of journalist Anna. Her other credits include maternity care sunday directed by Eva Husson, Amazon Studios’ truth seekers and the bbc Travelling passion.
Lawtey, who has been chosen as AnaIlya Politkovskaya’s son is known for Marcela with Ana Friel and Terence Davies’ Blessing. She can currently be seen starring in her second season of the hit BBC/HBO series. Industry and Upcoming Stars in Netflix’s Christian Bale Thriller pale blue eye as well as leading the Russell T Davies limited series you and I for ITVX.
Bamber, who will play the role of Anna’s intern/protégé Elena, broke out alongside Olivia Colman, David Oyelowo and Dominic West in The Miserables and in tom ford’s Nocturnal animals. She also starred in BBC The snake. Next, she will star alongside Warwick Davis in the remake of the Disney+ television series. Willow. Upcoming projects also include Amazon’s red, white and royal blue Y stranger with a camera.
Hinds will play Nobel Prize-winning newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov and Isaacs (Stalin’s death) will play Politkovskaya’s husband Sacha.
Pic is being produced by Miriam Segal and Paul Brennan of Good Films Collective (infiltration) with Luminosity Entertainment providing financing and overseeing worldwide distribution. Principal photography begins in late September.
Luminosity’s next feature back on the stripstarring Wesley Snipes and Tiffany Haddish, will open in theaters later this year.
Emma Darcy is represented by Roxane Vacca Management and Schreck Rose Depello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Lawtey is represented by Hamilton Hoddell and UTA. Bamber is represented by the Curtis Brown Group and UTA.