Ireland’s Octagon Films are to co-produce ‘The Poisoners’, a dark World War One comedy starring Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Emily Watson (War Horse) and Anna Friel (Limitless).
Currently nearing pre-production, the feature film will be helmed by director Jon Amiel (The Tudors, The Borgias) and is scheduled to shoot on-location in Ireland and Germany this summer. No details have yet been finalized as to what locations will be used in Ireland.
Octagon will co-produce the movie with London-based production company, The Producers. James Flynn (The Borgias) will produce for Octagon, while Jeanna Polley will produce for The Producers.
Written by Paul Billing (Dalziel and Pascoe), ‘The Poisoners’ tells of a group of women in an English farming community who become involved with a number of German prisoners-of-war during the World War One.
Other cast that have so far been attached to the project are German actors Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Alexander Scheer and Hanno Koffler. Casting is being handled by casting agent Marc Schotteldreier.