Game of Thrones star Lena Headey will direct a movie

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Lena Headey played Queen Cersei Lannister for years on Game of Thrones. Now, she’s heading behind the camera to direct her first movie: Violet, based on the novel by SJI Holliday.

Violet is about two travelers who decide to spend the next leg of their journey together, only to discover that neither of them are who they claim to be. It’s a tight psychological thriller that could form the basis of a solid movie, if Headey can pull it off.

“Susi’s Violet is a compulsive page-turner that stayed with me long after I finished the book – it’s exciting that my first feature as a director will be such an intense female thriller,” Headey said in a statement. “It’s a wild ride to the finish with vast cinematic scope, centring around two very complex women who will completely unravel over the course of the film. I can’t wait to get rolling.”

Lena Headey will direct the thriller Violet

Goldfinch Entertainment’s chief operating officer Phil McKenzie also threw in his two cents: “We’re excited to be supporting the multi-talented Lena Headey’s foray into feature directing with this irresistible and chilling female-fronted thriller,” he said. “[Screenwriter Gareth Pritchard] has deftly selected and adapted an impossible-to-put-down book into a riveting exploration of a casual friendship that goes deeply awry – and we can’t wait to see it come to life on screen.”

Headey has a history with female-centered action stories. You could call Game of Thrones that, and Cersei certainly wrecked her share of carnage. More recently, she appeared in the action flick Gunpowder Milkshake alongside Karen Gillan, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino and Angela Bassett. Headey has always seemed like she’s full of ideas, so I’m interested to see what she does with her own movie.

There’s no release date set yet for Violet, nor do we know whether it’ll be released in theaters or on a streaming service like Netflix or something. Whatever happens, best of luck to Headey with the project!

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h/t Digital Spy