Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski has enlisted for Anthony Byrne’s revenge thriller, In Darkness.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that the model-cum-actress will star opposite Stacy Martin, Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer in the film, one set to chronicle the journey of a blind musician called Sophia who is (Dormer) pulled into London’s seedy criminal underbelly upon hearing of a brutal murder in a neighbouring apartment.
Evoking similarities to Terence Young’s 1967 drama Wait Until Dark, In Darkness is pitched as a psychological thriller in which Ratajkowski will portray Veronique, the tormented daughter of a mobster who becomes pivotal to Sophia’s quest for revenge. The gangster known as Radic serves as the film’s chief antagonist and the one pulling the strings behind the homicide, though it appears the studio is yet to announce casting details for the villainous role.
UK-based production company 42 are behind Byrne’s feature film, drawing producing support from Ben Pugh and Josh Varney, while Rory Aitken and Josh Horsfield are attached executive produce. Earlier reports indicated that Dormer was set to co-write the film’s script, and that remains the case so far as we can tell. Byrne, best known for his work on the small screen of late, is poised to make a much-anticipated return to film with In Darkness, and will also pen the script alongside Dormer.
42 will fire up production on In Darkness in the coming weeks ahead of a theatrical release later in 2016.