While she’s an integral part of “Game Of Thrones,” and has supporting part in the “The Hunger Games” sequels, Natalie Dormer hasn’t really had a leading role to call her own, but that all changes with the upcoming “The Forest.” While one wishes it wasn’t such a rote looking horror movie, I suppose we’ll take what we can get.
Co-starring Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, and Eoin Macken, and directed by Jason Sada, the story follows a young woman who heads to Japan’s infamous suicide famous to look for her sister. But instead, she finds something much spookier. Here’s the official synopsis:
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.
“The Forest” opens on January 8, 2016. Watch below.