The project has been in development for several years, with Maggie Gyllenhaal signing on to star back in May 2011, although she is no longer involved. The story centers on a nurse (Emilia Clarke) in 1950s Tuscany, who helps a young boy get over the traumatic and sudden death of his mother. As she spends more time with the boy, she becomes enslaved by an evil supernatural force at his family estate.
Eric D. Howell is making his feature directorial debut with Voice from the Stone, working from an adapted screenplay by Andrew Shaw. Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante are producing, with Mark Wheaton serving as executive producer. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy this November.
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and she most recently starred on the big screen in Dom Hemingway. The actress is currently shooting the Terminator reboot for Paramount and Annapurna Pictures.