The Bride is to be directed by Jessica M. Thompson.

Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the pic is a contemporary horror thriller that tells the story of a young woman who is courted and swept off her feet, only to realise a gothic conspiracy is afoot. Given the popularity of the Dracula IP, execs are excited about the possibility of this project, seeing it as a potential franchise, with the studio fast-tracking the movie for an end-of-summer start.

Blair Butler(The Light of the Moon, Polaroid, Marvel’s Helstrom) wrote the original script, based on her pitch, with revisions by Thompson. Emile Gladstone is producing.

Emmanuel next will be seen in the ninth instalment of Fast & Furious and in Army of Thieves, the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. She previously starred as Missandei in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones she also starred in Hulu’s miniseries Four Weddings & a Funeral.

Emmanuel will star alongside Garrett Hedlund (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Mudbound, Triple Frontier)

Emmanuel is repped by ICM Partners, AJ Management in the UK, Untitled Entertainment and Goodman, Genow. Hedlund is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane Offer. Blair is repped by ICM, Industry Entertainment and Lichter-Grossman. Thompson is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.