Emily Watson is going from World War I in War Horse to World War II with the dark comedy The Poisoners, and she’s taking Anna Friel and Lena Headey along with her. Variety reports the three actresses will headline the film, which comes from Entrapment director Jon Amiel.
The movie is about a group of women who get left behind when their husbands go off to war. However they’re not completely lacking in male company, as they start to bond with come German POWs who have been brought to their area. German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Kofler and Alexander Scheer will be amongst those prisoners. However, why it’s called The Poisoners isn’t clear, although it is described as a dark comedy.
Shooting will start at the end of the summer.