Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Kinney (The Other Woman) will star in the supernatural horror thriller The Forest. Set in Japan’s legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the film centers on a young woman, Sara (Dormer), who puts herself in grave danger to search for her missing twin sister. Ignoring warnings from people who tell her she must stay on the path, Sara ventures into the forest in a desperate attempt to discover what happened to her sister. There, she is faced with the angry souls of the dead, who torment anyone who wanders into the woods.
Based on an original idea by David S. Goyer, the screenplay was written by Nick Antosca (Hannibal; Last Resort), Ben Ketai (Chosen) and newcomer Sarah Cornwell .
The cast also features Stephanie Vogt (The Royals), Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Joker Game), Yûho Yamashita (Survival), and Eoin Macken of TV’s The Night Shift.
“We are proud to see this film going into production and fortunate to have AI Film join us on the film,” said Lava Bear head David Linde. “The team both in front of and behind the camera promises to deliver a well-crafted thriller designed to engage audiences all over the world.”
In addition to her work on several high profile television series, Dormer has become a notable presence on the big screen over the past few years. She will next be seen this November in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, reprising her role as Cressida.
The Forest is set to hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 8, 2016.