Star on the rise Cristina Ryan has been chosen to star as Ireland’s first female serial killer in Daragh Murphy’s feature adaptation of Natasha White’s novel Camouflage.
Ryan beat out over 2,500 candidates for the role, which will see her star as Sophie, an attractive Irish girl living an ordinary life but who harbours a dark and murderous soul. Gritty, gory and sexually explicit, Camouflage is described as a modern, cautionary tale for internet dating.
Alongside Ryan, the film will feature Louise Osbourne (The Clinic) and Derek O’Sullivan (A Nightingale Falling) , Glenn Keogh ( currently features in CBS drama Scorpion, HBO’s Ray Donovan with Liev Shreiber, Castle, Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, Days of our lives, and in the massive blockbuster Transformers 4 with Mark Wahlberg and fellow Irish actor Jack Reynor.)
Irish rock band U2 have given permission for 2 of their songs to feature as part of a 14 band soundtrack for the film. Author White is onboard as producer, with Ferdia Mc Anna consulting on the script.
Shooting is due to commence in January, with an Irish cinema release in the summer of 2015.
Bray native Natasha White said ” I wrote this book primarily for women, though I think guys will like it too! I was fed up reading about male characters, the perspective always being from the good guy or detectives point of view, so I decided to flip things a bit. the story revolves around Sophie, a regular, well educated girl from south county Dublin, with an upbringing not too dissimilar to my own, the major difference being this girl was a serial killer but how would you know that unless you encountered her?
she has no preference for men over women and she is willing to do anything to protect herself and her independence/income. most women have had that nasty little daydream of murdering someone, I know I have, and with good reason following an abusive and violent marriage, so I harnessed my murderous daydreams to create camouflage, we women are very inventive!
I hope it allows the reader to live vicariously through her actions but don’t try this at home!! my greatest wish is that the reader wants more – though admittedly it can be gritty, gruesome, and repugnant in places- but then what can you expect from a serial killer?”
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