EXCLUSIVE: Coming off supporting turns in the History Channel’s Emmy-winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and Lionsgate’s upcoming Hunger Gamessequel Catching Fire, Jena Malone is stepping into the lead to tangle with seductive specters in Victorian England. Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth, Happy Tears) is directing Angelica, a psychological thriller set in 1880s London based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Arthur Phillips (Prague, The Egyptologist). Malone will play Constance, a young shop girl who falls for and marries Dr. Joseph Barton.
After the difficult childbirth of their daughter Angelica,doctor-ordered celibacy creates a rift in the Bartons’ marriage and a ghostly force enters their home. Joyce Pierpoline is producing for Pierpoline Films Inc. along with Richard Lormand. Malone recently wrapped November’s Catching Fire in the role of Johanna Mason. She’s repped by Gersh and attorney Bob Wallerstein.