Friday, October 26, 2012

Young Narnia star joins The Sisterhood of Night

Chronicles of Narnia star Georgie Henley is set to star in a new feature film The Sisterhood Of Night, alongside Moonrise Kingdom’s Kara Hayward.

17 year old Georgie (represented in the UK by Hamilton Hodell), who found fame as Lucy Pevensie in the Chronicles Of Narnia films, has been cast as the main character Mary in the movie, Deadline reports.

Written by Steven Millhauser, based on his own short story, the film is an Internet-age retelling of the Salem Witch Trials set in Fairview, New Jersey. Caryn Waechter is set to direct the film, for Evenstar Films.

Last year Georgie filmed Perfect Sisters (previously known as The Class Project), which also stars Little Miss Sunshine actress Abigail Breslin.

Here's the official synopsis:

When the high school's gossip girl exposes a secret society called The Sisterhood of Night, the quiet town of Fairview is thrown into the public eye and blogosphere. What follows is a chronicle of three girls' unique and provocative alternative to the complexities of the digital abyss.         

The suburban town of Fairview, New Jersey is as ordinary as can be, inhabited by church-going all-American families whose idea of a scandal is an ill-trimmed lawn. But even the most immaculate of towns has its share of secrets, and in Fairview, it involves a group of girls who sneak out after sunset to meet in secret locations around town. One morning at church, Emily Parris, the school's needy gossip girl, exposes a secret society of girls called The Sisterhood of Night, and accuses them of deviant activities unimaginable to those living behind white picket fences.

The allegations throw quiet Fairview into the public eye and blogosphere. The mystery only deepens when each of the accused refuses to explain herself and an on-line investigation for evidence yields...nothing. Frenzied and perturbed, the Parent-Teacher Association asks Gordy Milliken, the well-meaning guidance counselor, to interview each of the girls to get to the bottom of the matter. Three of the girls are particularly suspicious: Mary Warren, the alleged leader of The Sisterhood who is covertly hooking up with a boy from school; Catherine Huang, who has a crush on David Beckham and hides her fear of losing her mom to cancer; and Lavinia Hall, a child prodigy pianist who doubts she'll ever be kissed.


 Though pressure mounts and the investigation turns invasive, Mary, Catherine, Lavinia, and the other members of The Sisterhood hold their vow of silence, even as their classmates begin to assume things of them that may or may not be true. Why are they willing to risk so much, just for a nighttime gathering in the woods? What, then, are the girls' deepest secrets? The Sisterhood of Night chronicles three girls' unique and provocative alternative to the loneliness of adolescence and the digital abyss, along the way revealing the tragedy and humor of growing up--unprecedented in an Internet age that is here to stay, and timeless in its resounding echoes of betrayal and friendship.

The Sisterhood of Night is due to shoot from October 28th to December 5th in Kingston, New York.

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