“Penny Dreadful’s” Eva Green suffers from a mysterious illness in Nocebo, a new psychological thriller from Vivarium director Lorcan Finnegan.
Mark Strong (Shazam!) and Chai Fonacier also star in the film that’s currently in production in Ireland, adds Variety.
“The film follows a fashion designer (Green) suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband (Strong) until help arrives in the form of a Filipino carer (Fonacier), who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.”
Adds the site: “Set between London and Manila, the film’s themes explore consumerism, human exploitation and the fast fashion industry, as well as the brain’s power in deciding whether to harm or cure the physical body.
“Nocebo” is the antonym of “placebo,” and refers to the Nocebo Effect, in which negative thinking on the part of a patient results in a more negative outcome.”
Written by Finnegan’s frequent collaborator, Garret Shanley, the film is produced by Emily Leo of Wild Swim Films and Brunella Cocchiglia of Lovely Productions, alongside Filipino co-producers Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew of Epic Media. XYZ Films is handling international sales at next week’s European Film Market and executive producing the film.