Hollywood star Zoe Saldana will touch down in Ireland next month to start shooting her latest project I Kill Giants.
Saldana plays psychologist Mrs. Mollé, who is tasked with helping a young girl (played by True Detective‘s Madison Wolfe) battle both real and imagined monsters as she tries to process the fact that her mother is dying from cancer.
Speaking to Refinery29 the star said:
Next, I go do a film called I Kill Giants. It is based on a graphic novel. It’s an independent movie. The director’s really great and this is his passion project. He’s Scandinavian. We shoot in Ireland in September and I’ve never been. It’s about this little girl that’s coping with trying to process what’s happening in her world. It’s basically like My Life as a Dog, but it’s this little girl. Her mom is dying of cancer and she doesn’t know how to process, so she creates these giants. I play a counselor that is aware and understands there’s a problem. I’m trying to find a way to reach her, because she’s in her warrior mode. It is a great story.
The film is the first feature from Helium director Anders Walter, and is adapted by Joe Kelly from his own graphic novel. That book won a Gaiman Award in 2013 and the International Manga Award in 2012. It was also named to the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens in 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Director Walter and producer Kim Magnusson won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Helium in 2014.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone director Chris Columbus is producing through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Ent, with Man of Action Entertainment, Umedia, and XYZ Films.
I Kill Giants is currently casting additional roles in Dublin with Louise Kiely Casting.