Peter Mullan, Emun Elliott, Sam Hazeldine, Bill Paterson and Rebecca Front have joined the cast alongside Thekla Reuten.
Principal Photography has started on psychological thriller Marionette, directed by writer/director Elbert van Strien. He has also written the script together with Ben Hopkins (Simon Magus, The Market). The film is set in Scotland and will be shot entirely on locations throughout Luxemburg and Aberdeenshire.
Marionette is a high concept thriller for a broad audience and tells the story of a therapist (Thekla Reuten), who loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.
The film is produced by Claudia Brandt and Elbert van Strien from Accento Films (Two Eyes Staring) and Burny Bos from BosBros (Miss Minoes, The Zigzag Kid) alongside co-producers Jani Thiltges from Samsa Film and Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker from Black Camel Pictures.
“We’re delighted to have assembled such a wonderful award-winning cast and creative team to bring Elbert’s passion project to the big screen. We’re thrilled that we have begun principal photography on this fantastic project and we are very excited to see it come to life“, says producer Claudia Brandt.
Marionette is a Dutch-Luxembourgish-UK co-production; financiers include The Netherlands Filmfund, the Netherlands Filmproduction Incentive, The Luxemburg Filmfund, Screen Scotland, Avrotros, CoBO Fund and Creative Europe.