She Will: Dario Argento executive produces Charlotte Colbert film

Last month, we shared a creepy clip (also embedded above) from Charlotte Colbert’s feature directorial debut She Will, which was about to have its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Something else that happened at Locarno was that legendary genre filmmaker Dario Argento received a Lifetime Achievement Award from John Landis – and since She Will and Argento were at the same place at the same time, Argento saw the movie and was so blown away by it that he has joined the project as an executive producer.

Argento explains his decision to put his name on Colbert’s movie:

There was excitement about She Will and I want to support new voices, especially women’s voices. My films are always about women. Maybe because my first inspiration was my mother, who was a famous photographer for actresses including Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Charlotte Colbert’s She Will powerfully captures the metaphysical horror of trauma and the supernatural power of nature. And the greatest horror of all happens in the mind. She Will is an excursion into the world of witchery, madness, dreams, which together create an intoxicating atmosphere and beautiful, elegant cinema. I was impressed by director Charlotte’s portrayal of those worlds.”

Written by Colbert and Kitty Percy, the film explores the story of 

Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) who after a double mastectomy, goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt).  She discovers that the process of such surgery opens up questions about her very existence, leading her to start to question and confront past traumas. The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams.

Alice Krige (Ghost Story), Kota Eberhardt (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), and Rupert Everett (Cemetery Man) star. The film was produced by Jessica Malik and Bob Last, with Edward R. Pressman, Sam Pressman, Ed Clarke, Sam Cryer, Hannah Leader, Thorsten Schumacher, Sara Woodhatch, and now Dario Argento serving as executive producers.

Colbert has previously written and directed several short films, co-wrote the film Leave to Remain with director Bruce Goodison, and crafted the story for the Jaron Albertin film Weightless

Source: Deadline

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