Peter A. Dowling, who wrote 2005's Jodie Foster-starring FLIGHTPLAN and directed 2008's tense thriller STAG NIGHT, is set to helm the upcoming thriller SACRIFICE from his adapted screenplay based on the novel by S.J. Bolton, and he's bringing along PITCH BLACK star Radha Mitchell, "Sherlock" actor Rupert Graves and the always fantastic Colm Meaney (CON AIR) to star.
Screen Daily is reporting that production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March on SACRIFICE, a cult-themed thriller in which Mitchell will play...
...a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.
Arnold Rifkin will produce.
Bolton's debut novel has earned some high praise so it'll be interesting to see what Dowling can do with it. Here's the novel's synopsis:
Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it’s the first time he’s been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman’s heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.