Thekla Reuten is set to star in Marionette, a chilling English language psychological thriller to be directed by award-winning Dutch director Elbert van Strien.
Van Strien, whose first feature Two Eyes Staring (Zwart Water) was sold to 40 territories and picked up for a US remake by Charlize Theron and Lionsgate, also wrote the film together with Ben Hopkins (The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz, The Market).
Reuten plays child psychiatrist Marianne, who moves to Scotland to start a new life after the tragic death of her husband. She starts treating a disturbed ten-year-old boy called Manny who draws pictures of terrible events and claims he can control her future. As the evidence grows that Manny’s drawings could be predictions of real, future events, Marianne begins an obsessive quest for the truth that will derail her life.
BosBros will produce alongside Accento Films, the company Van Strien owns with producer Claudia Brandt. Samoa Film (LUX) and Black Camel (UK) will coproduce. Shooting will take place in autumn in Luxembourg and Scotland.
Thekla Reuten has recently starred in spy thriller Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons for 20th Century Fox. Her many credits include In Bruges with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes and The American opposite George Clooney for Focus Features. She has appeared in the hit Sky 1 Crime TV-series Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and BBC One Drama series Hidden and in some of the most beloved Dutch films based on bestselling books, including The Dinner and the Oscar nominated Twin Sister.