Directed by Eric D. Howell comes the rather interesting sounding ‘Voice From the Stone’. Not only is the synopsis and early sales art (above) looking very good indeed, the film also stars two of my current favourite actors. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Mads Mikkeslsen both star in this drama which actually sounds rather haunting and a little unsettling, I might add.
The film is based on the Italian novel Le Voce Della Pietra written by Silvio Raffo, and the screenplay has been adapted by Andrew Shaw.
The beautiful and haunting story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely passing of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in central Italy, he not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the walls. As Verena’s relationship with the captivating father and enigmatic son grows, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the same austere force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must first face the phantom hidden inside the stone.
More on this as it develops.
By Matt Wavish