Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has already lined up her next big screen adaptation gig with a starring role in Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Deadline confirmed last week (November 1).
The 21-year-old star, who may be most recognizable for her on-screen portrayal of Sansa Stark on the George R.R. Martin-inspired mega-hit HBO series, will star and produce the upcoming film acquired by AFM.
The film will be based on the true story of German-Peruvian biologist Juliane Koepcke, who was the sole survivor of 92 passengers aboard the Christmas Eve LANSA Flight 508 after it was struck down by lightning in 1971. Koepcke was ejected from the plane at more than 10,000 feet in the air and saved only by the canopies of the Peruvian rainforest. Turner will portray a 17-year-old Koepcke and chronicle her 11-day calamity in search of rescue.
The film derives from Koepcke’s own autobiographical account in the 2011 international bestseller When I Fell From the Sky, and sounds like the latest follow-up to her reprisal in next year’s X:Men: Dark Phoenix as Young Jean Grey.
While no further casting developments have been announced at this time, I think it could be pretty sweet to see Turner leading the film on her own. It would be an excellent opportunity to see how she fares as the solo lead in a project such as this. Then again, it’s too early to tell.