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Lena Headey for Clive Barker horror

Lena Headey is set to play horror writer Clive Barker's Jacqueline Ess on the big screen.

The Game Of Thrones star has been announced in the title role by production companies Raven Banner Entertaintment and Barker's Seraphim Films, who will be selling the film at Cannes, Variety reported.

Candyman creator Clive, who is executive producer on the big screen adaptation, said: "Lena Headey is a marvellous performer with an incredible presence. As far as I'm concerned, there is no better choice of actress for the role of Jacqueline. Her beauty and authority will carry the day."

Jacqueline Ess is the story of a woman who, in her thirst for change, achieves the ability to transform people's bodies at will. It originally appeared in Barker's Books Of Blood anthologies, which also included the stories that were the basis for the horror films Lord Of Illusions and Candyman.

English actress Lena, 40, is best known for playing manipulative queen Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones. She recently appeared on the big screen in 300: Rise Of An Empire.

Jovanka Vuckovic will make her feature directorial debut on the project from a script she co-wrote with Christian Francis.

Lena and Jovanka will also be co-producers on the film.

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