Peter A. Dowling, the man who penned 2008 airborne thriller 'Flightplan', is set to write and helm new adaptation thriller 'Sacrifice'. The story is based upon the cult-themed novel by S.J. Bolton and already has a trio of talent attached. 'Silent Hill's Radha Mitchell (below) will star in the lead role as obstetrician Tora Hamilton, who becomes obsessed with the discovery of a mystery women's remains. She'll be joined by 'Sherlock' star Rupert Graves, who'll be on board to play her husband, whilst Colm Meaney ('Con Air', 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa') will also play a part. The movie is due to begin filming in Dublin in late March.
"Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it’s the first time he’s been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman’s heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved."