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Lena Headey to star in immigration drama The Flood

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Story by Jack Foley

LENA Headey is to play the lead character in new immigration drama The Flood.

To be directed by Anthony Woodley from an original script by Helen Kingston, The Flood will find Headey – of Game of Thrones fame – playing an immigration officer who must decide the fate of a dangerous asylum seeker.

Kingston, Woodley and Healy previously collaborated on 2015 sci-fi The Carrier.

Commenting on the project, Headey – who is currently in production on Stephen Merchant comedy Fighting With My Family – said: “Helen has written a beautiful script that manages to highlight the complexity of the refugee crisis whilst telling an intimate human story, without ever demanding where the audience should stand.”

Director Woodley added: “The Flood is a compelling story, which puts the audience into the shoes of both a British immigration officer and an asylum seeker, seeing the refugee crisis from different perspectives.”

Headey will also be an executive producer on the project. The actress will shortly be seen in Tribeca-bound thriller Thumper as well as the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, which begins in July.

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