Another one of Clive Barker‘s Books of Blood short stories is being adapted into a feature length movie. So far, previous adaptations include Candyman, Lord of Illusions, and Midnight Meat Train.
The next to get the movie treatment is Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament, which follows a housewife who becomes so bored with her life that she tries to commit suicide. She fails, but when she awakens, she discovers that she has acquired the ability to change people’s body shapes with only her mind.
Starring in the movie, simply titled Jacqueline Ess, will be Lena Headey. Headey is best known as Queen Cersei Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as Queen Gorgo in 300 and its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire.
Speaking of Headey, Barker said:
â€œLena Headey is a marvelous performer with an incredible presence. As far as Iâ€™m concerned, there is no better choice of actress for the role of Jacqueline. Her beauty and authority will carry the day.â€
Jacqueline Ess will be directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, who’s making her feature debut.
Vuckovic and Headey will also produce, with Barker executive producing.