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Harry Potter's Natalia Tena boards futuristic paranormal thriller Residue

Nov. 18, 2013by: Kevin Woods

Principal photography has begun on the paranormal thriller RESIDUE, the feature debut of director Alex Garcia, best known for directing episodes of urban superhero series "Misfits" and the conspiracy thriller UTOPIA, according to Screen Daily who also reports that HARRY POTTER actress Natalia Tena has come onboard to star.

The film is being produced by Content Media Corporation and Matador Pictures in association with Gloucester Place Films, Green Screen Productions and Screen Yorkshire and is being billed as a paranormal thriller 'following the lives of eight characters caught up in the aftermath of a freak explosion at the heart of a sprawling, futuristic city'. 

Creator and writer John Harrison ("Tales from the Dark Side") wil also executive produce with Matador’s Nigel Thomas.

Tena, best known for her role as Tonks in four of the HARRY POTTER films and currently starring in HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" joins Iwan Rheon (also in "Game of Thrones"), Jamie Draven (THE MILL), Danny Webb (ALIEN 3), Brian Ferguson (TAGGART), Eleanor Matsuura (UTOPIA), Franz Drameh (ATTACK THE BLOCK) and Adrian Schiller ("Brighton Rock") for the film.

According to the production synopsis, RESIDUE centers on...

...“renowned photojournalist Jennifer Preston, investigating the aftermath of a freak explosion of unknown origin at the center of her hedonistic city. Known simply as ‘the Catastrophe’, this shocking tragedy has left behind a festering wound on the city’s psyche: a several square mile Quarantine Zone (known as the QZ) of evacuated buildings and abandoned streets. Nobody in nobody out!

“With unexplained and increasingly bizarre acts of violence happening across the city, Jennifer begins to see strange ephemeral phantoms in her photographs. She soon becomes obsessed with the idea that a paranormal phenomenon has been unleashed. Jennifer’s investigations become a race against time to uncover the truth before her career, and eventually her own life, are in danger…”

Sounds intriguing enough!

More on RESIDUE as we hear it.

Source: Screen Daily

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