Sophie Turner has a busy year ahead with her recurring role as Sansa Stark on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and now in the mystery-thriller Panda Eyes, which is based on the Catherine MacPhail novel Another Me.
Turner will play a young girl haunted by her secret past, according to IMDb. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, Rhys Ifans, and Geraldine Chaplin, will co-star.
Production began on Panda Eyes in November 2012, and it has since moved to post with a September 20 release date just in time for the Halloween movie season.
Described as “a straightforward ghost story” by The Guardian in a complimentary 2004 review, Another Me plays with the classic Doppelganger legend that we all have a double, but notes some unique twists along the way as Fay (the character Turner will be playing) faces total replacement at the hands of her “other me.”
Isabel Coixet (Paris, Je Taime) is steering the ship as both writer and director.
As for Sophie Turner, the 17-year-old actress appears to be adjusting well to her newly found fame, though she’s learning the hard way you can’t please everyone, according to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Turner described an incident to the magazine in which she and co-star (and occasional street urchin) Maisie Williams were approached by a fan, who heaped praise on Williams, then turned to her and said, “You’re my least favorite.”
And that wasn’t the only time.
“A lot of fans that recognize me go, ‘I kind of hate you,’ and I’m all, ‘Cool, well, you’ve just made this sufficiently awkward.’ I thought I was being personally attacked, but I knew I wasn’t. It was all new to me.”
Turner continued: “[Sansa’s] the least favorite in the books so I guess I’m doing my job if I’m the least favorite in the show … I’m pretty happy with reactions to Sansa because she’s a kick-ass character.”
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EW speculated during the interview that Turner would be safe from the chopping block this season, which the actress seemed to confirm.
“She’s lost her innocence, but for the better. You don’t want to be innocent in the world of Game of Thrones,” Turner said. “She has some big events that are unexpected and a new experience for her … This time she actually becomes a woman and has a chance to live what could be her dream life.”
Are you excited to see Sophie Turner in her feature film debut Panda Eyes? What do you think of Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones?