Season of the Witch (2011)
Claire Foy is playing The Girl
All Hell Will Break Loose
Filming Dates: November and December 2008
Theatrical Release: UK: January 7, 2011 / US: January 7, 2011
DVD Release: UK: June 27, 2011 / US: June 28, 2011
Director: Dominic Sena
Screenwriter: Bragi F. Schut
Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Graham, Ulrich ThomsenGenre: Adventure/Fantasy/Drama
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: UK: 15 / US: PG-13
The film chronicles the journey of 14th century knights who are charged with bringing a girl, who’s suspected of being the witch responsible for the origin of the Black Plague, to a monastery for exorcism.
Nicolas Cage plays a knight charged with exiling the sorceress. “He has come back from the Crusades and has lost his faith in the church and in God,” says producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight).
The witch is played by Claire Foy (British TV’s Little Dorrit). Ron Perlman (Hellboy) co-stars.
“Wherever the witch has gone, the plague has followed,” Roven says. “So they need to transport her to the mountains and perform a ritual that will lift whatever enchantment she has on the land.”
A girl suspected of being the witch who caused the Black Plague.
• Filming Locations: Austria & Hungary
• Though Claire Foy’s character is revealed to be named Anna at the end of the film. She is listed simply as “The Girl” in the credits.
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