The very first trailer for Emilia’s new movie Voice from the Stone is finally here! The movie looks so GOOD but also incredibly creepy! I can’t wait to see it! And it was also filmed in Italy – in Tuscany which is a beautiful region. Be sure to go see it in theatre if you can, or buy the digital HD version (like me!)
USA TODAY – Emilia Clarke has faced down her share of deadly screen foes as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
It’s a different story when the British actress is placed in a beautiful but moody Italian castle, including one creepy room featuring a real hawk, for the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone. Even Clarke got a little freaked out.
“That hawk never stopped making me scream,” says Clarke, 30. “Oh, man, the castle we filmed in was scary. I don’t believe in ghosts but if there was anything to make me question that, it was shooting there at night.”
Clarke survived the haunting ordeal of making the movie, which reveals its first trailer at usatoday.com before arriving in theaters (it’s simultaneously available via video on demand and digital HD) April 28.
The story marks director Eric Howell’s four-year journey to bring what he calls an “Hitchcockian fairy tale,” based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Silvio Raffo, to the screen. Howell’s prospects for getting his first feature off the ground were boosted significantly by bringing aboard Clarke, the Game of Thrones standout who propelled the love story in last year’s romantic hit Me Before You.
Clarke says the script “stole her heart” and she jumped to play Verena, a young nurse who specializes in helping children deal with trauma in 1950s Tuscany. Verena is hired to work with a young boy named Jakob (Edward Dring), who is so distraught by the sudden death of his mother, a renowned pianist, that he has stopped speaking.
This is no Mary Poppins: Verena has to work with Jakob’s increasingly erratic behavior and belief that his deceased mother is speaking to him from the castle walls. Verena tries to flee the disintegrating situation, but her love for Jakob and her romantic relationship with his father Klaus (Marton Csokas) pull her back.
The house’s hold on Verena is “mixed in with all of the loneliness she has felt in her life as a nurse who is always moving from one family to another,” says Clarke. “It seems that happiness is only a family away.”
Shooting in the town of Siena in beautiful Tuscany and in another castle located in the Italian province of Viterbo, just outside Rome, made for idyllic settings.
“It was heaven on earth, for sure. It felt like I was on vacation every day,” says Clarke. “And, hello, two-hour lunches.”
Howell had his moment of reckoning when setting up Voice from the Stone‘s first shot in the beautiful light of a stunning 15th-century castle.
“You’ve spent all the time getting all the pieces together for the movie,” says Howell. “You’re picking the wardrobe, the hair, finding the perfect location, waiting for the light. And you turn the camera on as Emilia Clarke steps into the frame and you gasp. We realized in that moment we had something truly magical.” (source)
Together with the trailer have been released new production stills, and also a promotional poster (few days ago). Be sure to check them in our gallery!
ET ONLINE – Voice From The Stone is adapted from an Italian novel by Silvio Raffo and co-stars Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, Loving), centers on Clarke’s Verena, a nurse hired to help a young mute boy living in an isolated castle in Italy.
As the official synopsis reveals, though, “Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.”
If that all sounds dark and spooky, well, it makes sense then that the movie features music from Amy Lee of Evanescence. And if these first-look photos are any indication, it seems the film will also show a more seductive side to Clarke.
5 new production stills from Me Before You have just been added to the gallery! Be sure to check them out.
The movie is NOW in cinemas in the UK! Soon to be released in other countries as well! And be sure to enter the merchandise competition HERE, only 3 days left before it ends!
Some new production stills (and a behind the scenes pic) of Me Before You have just been released and now added to our gallery! For those who have read the book, I bet some of the scenes look familiar!! The movie seems SO good, can’t wait for it!
Brand new production stills from Me Before You have now been added to the gallery! Also, be sure to visit and follow Jenna Coleman Online and The Claflin Place, fansites dedicate to Emilia’s co-stars in the movie!
Updated the gallery adding a new production still and a new promotional image from Me Before You, digital HD scan from the Entertainment Weekly (April 22 issue – thanks to Claudia and Emily), and normal scans of italian magazines Io Donna and Grazia – with Emilia’s interviews talking about the new season of Game of Thrones and Me Before You. Also, added inside photos of her latest event ,the REFUGEE Art Exhibition, thanks to Luciana! There are pictures of Emilia with some great actresses such as: Amy Adams, Kristen Bell and Rashida Jones. Enjoy the update!
Film Productions > 2016 : Me Before You > Promotional Images [+1]
Magazine Scans > 2016 – Entertainment Weekly (April 22) [+1]
Magazine Scans > 2016 – Io Donna (April 23) [+3]
Magazine Scans > 2016 – Grazia Italia (April 27) [+3]
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > April 21: REFUGEE Art Exhibition – Inside [+5]