News: Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Tapped To Star In The Silencing




Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has tapped to star in the upcoming thriller The Silencing, directed by Anders Engstom. It is based on Micah Ranum’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. Engstrom's credits include Taboo, Thicker Than Water, The Tunnel, and Jordskott. It is being produced by Anova Pictures’ Cybill Lui and executive produced by XYZ Films. XYZ will handle the global sales and co-rep U.S. rights with Endeavor Content.  

Coster-Waldau will play a reformed hunter who becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he sets out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

“The Silencing is a visceral thriller filled with complex characters, each with a dark past beridden with guilt,” Lui said. “I’m delighted to have XYZ Films present this at Cannes, and thrilled to work with the uber-talented Anders in making his English-language feature debut. From his work on Taboo to the Finnish franchise Vares, Anders consistently delivers striking visuals combined with intense performances. I’m sure his vision for Nikolaj’s hunt for the killer will keep us on the edge of our seats.”