British actress to headline the supernatural thriller…

Natalie Dormer (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘ The Riot Club,’ ‘Rush’) has scored the lead role in director Jason Zada’s supernatural thriller ‘The Forest.’

The story is “set in the legendary Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. Against this incredible backdrop, a young American woman goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to ‘stay on the path,’ Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.”

Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script based on original idea by David S. Goyer. Producers on the film include Goyer, Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four.

Dormer will next be seen in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ when it hits Irish cinemas November 21, with Part 2 due to follow a year later in November 2015.