Irish actress Sarah Bolger has been cast lead role in Francesco Lucente’s 3D fantasy ‘Starbright’.
Bolger, whose credits include an IFTA winning performance in ‘The Tudors’ and starring roles in ‘Operation Stormbreaker’, ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ and Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’, is currently filming the Irish co-produced film ‘The Moth Diaries’ in Montreal. The actress is due to begin filming scenes for ‘Starbright’ also on location in Canada in early 2011. ‘Starbright’s Canadian writer/director Francesco Lucente’s previous credits include the 2007 drama ‘Badland’.
Sarah Bolger heads the cast of ‘Starbright’ which also features US actor James Earl Jones (Star Wars, Patriot Games, The Great White Hope). In the film Bolger plays Pamela, a young woman escaping into a fantasy world of fairytales to hide the pain of a childhood trauma. Earl Jones is set to play the archangel Raphael.
The German-US co-production is produced by Michel Morales’ Munich-based Aviv Pictures, US based Lucente Filmed Entertainment, and Michel Shane and Anthony Romano’s Hand Picked Films (US). Aspect Films will handle sales.