LONDON May 5 "Game Of Thrones" stars Lena
Headey and Iain Glen are taking a break from swords and intrigue
to tackle a real-world crisis in their latest venture: a
low-budget, independent film on Europe's refugees.
Both appear as immigration officers in "The Flood", which
follows the journey of an Eritrean migrant trying to reach
"You know what's happening in the world, globally is
horrific. And, you know, for it to be dealt in cinematic form, I
think is a great thing to do", said Headey, best known for her
depiction of the twisted matriarch Cersei Lannister in the TV
The film's title is a reference to the often pejorative
language used to describe the arrival of large numbers of
migrants in Europe.
The film's producer Luke Healy said he bypassed the usual
funding channels and managed to get financial support from a
prospective buyer he was showing round his apartment.
"She didn't end up buying the flat - but she bought the
movie. She was our sole investor," he told Reuters.
The film is still in production, and is expected to be
released in 2018.
(Reporting by Sarah Mills, writing and reporting by Mark