Turner in “Game of Thrones
”: HBOSophie Turner
is heading from Winterfell to the rain forest. The “Game of Thrones
” actress is set to play another resilient young woman who overcomes overwhelming odds to survive in “Girl Who Fell From the Sky
.” Deadline reports that Turner will star in and produce the project from Lotus Entertainment and Stan & Deliver Films.
An adaptation of Juliane Koepcke
and Beate Rygiert’s 2011 non-fiction book “When I Fell From the Sky
: The True Story of One Woman’s Miraculous Survival,” the story is Koepcke’s account of her shocking near-death experience. “The 17-year-old was on a Christmas Eve flight with her mother, to join her father for Christmas, when the Lockheed L-188A Electra en route from Lima to Pucallpa flew directly into a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning,” the source writes. “The plane was incinerated; Koepcke was ejected, still belted to her seat. She fell 10,000 feet — almost two miles through the air, before the canopy of the Amazon rain forest broke her fall and miraculously saved her life. From there, the teenager struggled to survive an 11-day ordeal, navigating through the treacherous jungles to be rescued.”Stan Brooks
”) penned the adaptation and is helming the film.
“I guess in the beginning, Sansa was quite a damsel in distress,” Turner has said of her “Game of Thrones
” character. “I never saw her storyline going in the direction it has, but now that I’ve got a taste for playing someone that was an underdog and now is really coming into her own being a strong, powerful female character, I’ve really got a taste for it. That’s what I look for now.”
Turner’s other credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse
” and “Barely Lethal
.” She’ll reprise her role as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix,” an “X-Men” standalone film set to bow in November 2018.Sophie Turner
to Star in Survival Story “Girl Who Fell From the Sky
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