Former Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel has been cast in an upcoming contemporary horror film, The Bride, alongside actor Garrett Hedlund.
According to Deadline, The Bride takes place in the modern day and was inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Dracula. The film “tells the story of a young woman who is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot.” Although there are only a few details about the film currently available, Deadline stated that studio executives are hopeful that people’s continuous fascination with Dracula will allow The Bride to develop into a franchise.
Emmanuel’s character and Hedlund’s character have not yet been disclosed. Aside from portraying Missandei in Game of Thrones, Emmanuel has starred as Ramsey in The Fast and the Furious movies, Jordan King in Die Hard, and Harriet in The Maze Runner movies. She will play Gwendoline in Army of Thieves. Hedlund’s filmography includes TRON: Legacy (Sam Flynn), Troy (Patroclus), and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Harry Anslinger).
The Bride will be directed by Jessica M. Thompson, who also revised the original script written by Blair Butler. The film’s producer is Emma Gladstone. Production for The Bride is expected to begin towards the end of this summer, as reported by Collider.