Georgie Henley is moving on from Narnia and heading to a modern-day Salem in The Sisterhood of the Night.
The 17-year-old British actress will star as Mary Warren in the upcoming film, an Internet-age retelling of the Salem Witch Trials set in Fairview, New Jersey (via Deadline).
The Sister of the Night‘s official summary: When the high school’s gossip girl exposes a secret society called The Sisterhood of Night, the quiet town of Fairview is thrown into the public eye and blogosphere. What follows is a chronicle of three girls’ unique and provocative alternative to the complexities of the digital abyss.
Georgie‘s character Mary is the alleged leader of The Sisterhood who is covertly hooking up with a boy from school.
The film is set to start filming later this month in Kingston, New York.
Formerly titled The Class Project, the film follows sisters Sandra (Breslin) and Beth (Henley) who are tired of their mother’s alcoholism and string of abusive boyfriends, and plot to kill her.
“The drug use and being intimate with people, and the violence — those are all things I haven’t experienced before,” Georgie shared, “It’s nice that both me and Abby have things that we were doing for the first time and doing it together.”
To find out more about the back story of Perfect Sisters, watch the documentary.
Georgie Henley may have starred in a film adaption of one of the most loved book series, but she favors a few others.
The 16-year-old Chronicles of Narnia starlet was kind enough to send the JJJ Book Club a note about her favorite reads. Check them out:
What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. It’s a classic and I could read it over and over again. The author manages to pose some serious questions about society and the people within it using humour (this book is absolutely hilarious in places) and some truly amazing characters especially Atticus Finch. It is genuinely brilliant.
Why should everyone read it?
Simply for the reason that it will be one of the most enjoyable reads you’ll have. Ever. It’s beautifully written, told with hindsight and memories from a child’s point of view but with rich language and it affected the way that I look at the world around me.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
This is actually my earliest memory! I was sitting on my mum’s knee whilst she read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to me and all I remember is her saying ‘And he was STILL hungry!’
Do you judge the book by its cover?
I normally read other people’s recommendations so not really. If I’m choosing a book at random then I’ll always read a page about two thirds in but the cover doesn’t matter much to me, it takes me long enough as it is to choose a book!
How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
I feel that if a film does a book justice then its wonderful to make books into films. The only annoying thing is when you feel someone has been miscast in a role because however brilliant their performance is, you sometimes just sit there and think, “Well I always thought he should have been much taller” or something like that.
Georgie Henley is in full bloom as she walks the red carpet in a soft purple dress at the 2011 National Movie Awards held at Wembley Arena in London on Wednesday evening (May 11).
The 15-year-old actress represented The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which took home the Crystal Dove Seal Award for Best Adventure.
Late last month at the Empire Awards, Georgieopened up about a possible cameo in The Magician’s Nephew if the film was green-lit. “I really have no idea whatâ€™s going on with the Narnia franchise… [Will Poulter and I] wonâ€™t be in The Magicianâ€™s Nephew, but I know that our characters are in some of the franchise, an older generation. So I wonder what will happen there, I donâ€™t really know.”
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Georgie Henley isn’t just a Narnian queen — she’s wanting to spread her wings into everything.
The 15-year-old British beauty opened up to Noir mag about her love for the craft, going outside of Lucy and being a romantic biker chick. Check it:
On what drew her into acting: “I love being able to do what I love for a job. I love the travelling aspect of it, Iâ€™ve been places before the age of sixteen that some people never go in their whole lives and Iâ€™m so lucky. I love working with other people who have the same passion as me. But I hate being in front of a camera some days when Iâ€™m feeling insecure like any teenager would. Sometimes I hate being away from my family and friends but itâ€™s something which is part of what I do and I have to accept that.
On her dreams outside of Narnia: “Iâ€™d love to do something the polar opposite to Narnia, something smaller and more focused on acting because I think the best thing you can do as an actor is experience everything.”
On her fashion style: “Iâ€™d say my fashion sense is a big mash-up of biker, classic, romantic. I think itâ€™s really important to balance out your clothes proportions, as in the right mix of tight and baggy, I definitely prefer baggy! As for my style changing, I loved bright colours when I was younger, the brighter the better. Now I stick to dark colours like black or grey or I wear nudes which I love.”
TELL JJJ: What kind of project would you like to see Georgie in next?