Lucy will begin filming a new movie called The Changeover (as we reported back in June 2016) in Christchurch, New Zealand next week. The movie is the screen adaptation of the Young Adult novel “The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance” by Margaret Mahy. The movie is set for worldwide release in 2017.
Lucy plays the role of Miryam Carlisle, Sorenson's Mother who is a witch
The film is about:
“A 16-year-old who lives in a low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake-scarred Christchurch with her mother and four-year-old brother. When an ancient spirit attacks her brother and slowly drains the life out of him, she discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, which she must harness to save her brother’s life.
Lucy is joined by actors: Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Charlie Heaton, Erana James, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jamie Curry
Directed by: Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt
Screenplay by: Stuart McKenzie
The New Zealand Herald has an article about the upcoming movie:
The movie, with a multimillion-dollar budget and set in post-earthquake Christchurch, is described as a coming-of-age thriller directed by long-time actress Miranda Harcourt and husband Stuart McKenzie.
"But it's also a love story between Laura [the lead character] and her little brother. It's her love for him that drives the story and then the romance kind of happens by mistake."
Filming will take place in a state house moved into the earthquake-ravaged Red Zone especially for the movie, and at the iconic Ballantyne House.
Harcourt said she and McKenzie, who wrote the movie's script, drew influences from the romance of fantasy film series Twilight and a thriller aspect from Scandinavian film Let the Right One In.
She said the backdrop was post-earthquake Christchurch because the broken city reflected the lead character's struggle to find her identity.
You can find out more about the film and Lucy’s role by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Changeover Movie Subsite