An American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer), journeys to the forest in search of her twin sister Jess (also played by Ms. Dormer), who has mysteriously disappeared. Frustrated at Jess’ pattern of behavior, Sara’s husband Rob is unable to talk his wife out of making the 6,000-mile trip.
After a visit to the school where Jess teaches, the resourceful Sara sets out for the forest itself. Accompanied by a charismatic new acquaintance, expatriate journalist Aiden, she enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.”
Forest guide Michi keeps a protective eye on them both, but when night falls he cannot dissuade them from staying in the forest, and reluctantly leaves the duo to face the elements alone.
Fear soon fragments Sara’s consciousness; she begins to question Aiden’s motives, including his claim that he has never seen Jess. 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.
Natalie Dormer is a critical winning actress, most known for her role as Margaery Tyrell on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Captivating the Hollywood industry and audience attention for her striking acting capabilities in films (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movies, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Francis Lawrence), television (The Scandalous Lady W, as Lady Seymour Worsley, whose virtue was debated in 1782 in what was one of the U.K.’s first divorce trials), and on stage (In 2010, she made her stage debut at the Young Vic Theatre in London in Luc Bondy’s staging of Schnitzler’s Sweet Nothings. She returned to the Young Vic in 2012, starring in Natalie Abrahami’s staging of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, in the title role).
Next she will star in Stefan Ruzowitsky’s thriller Patient Zero, also starring Matt Smith, in which an unprecedented global pandemic causes the evolution of a frightening new species; Ms. Dormer plays the doctor racing for a cure. Her other movies include Ridley Scott’s The Counselor; Ron Howard’sRush; Madonna’s W.E.; Michael Radford’s Flawless; Lasse Hallström’s Casanova, with Heath Ledger; and Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
She soon begins production on In Darkness, a psychological thriller in which she will star as a blind musician. Ms. Dormer wrote the original screenplay with Anthony Byrne (her fiance), who will direct the feature.