Former Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall, 5 to 7, Terrence Malick’s upcoming Weightless) has been cast to star in Dennis Bartok’s (Trapped Ashes) Irish co-produced English-language horror P.O.V.
Pre-sales for the film are currently under way at the Cannes Marche with a number of deals under negotiation by Fortissimo Films. Fortissimo holds worldwide rights to the film (except the Dutch-speaking Benelux regions).
P.O.V. follows the story of Dana Milgrom (Marlohe), a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her. Believing her to be experiencing a mental breakdown, Dana’s family brush away her concerns. Becoming increasingly terrified, Dana soon realizes that she may not be the only target. Unable to leave her bed, she risks losing the ones she cares for most.
Principal photography for P.O.V. will begin later this year with filming taking place in Ireland and various locations around the UK. Bartok will direct from his own script, which was co-written with Tom Abrams. The film has the support of the Irish Film Board, with Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell producing for Dublin based Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific Netherhorror.