For Amasia & Resonate’s biopic Audrey’s Children, Natalie Dormer plays the title role – Deadline


In the health hero biopic that Ami Canaan Mann is helming for Amasia Entertainment (Wild Mountain Thyme) and Resonate Entertainment, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) has established himself as Dr. Audrey Evans signed up Audrey’s children (Sitting in bars with cake).

Evans is a pioneering pediatric oncologist best recognized for being a co-founder of the worldwide Ronald McDonald House Charities, which offers refuge and support to millions of families in 62 different countries. The movie, which is set in 1970, will follow her as she accepts a position leading the oncology division at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Evans was a pioneer in the clinical research and treatment of childhood cancer at a time when 90% of patients perished from cancer. She is frequently characterized as rebellious and outspoken since she disobeyed the law and jeopardized her career to change medical procedures and offer shelter and support to families with sick children.

The screenplay was penned by Julia Fisher Farbman (a modern hero), based on years of research and discussions with Evans, who is now 97 and enthusiastically endorses the movie. Together with Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo from Amasia, Farbman will also work as a producer. Resonate will be executive produced by Brent Emery, Suzanne Farwell, and Susan Cartsonis, with Clément Bauer serving as a co-producer.The movie is being cast by Orly Sitowitz (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), while Jon Keng (Little Big Women) will serve as the videographer. The independently funded film will go into production in Philadelphia in September.

For the chance to portray someone as significant and influential as Dr. Audrey Evans, Dormer expressed her gratitude. “This movie shines a light on a woman who has devoted her entire professional life to saving the lives of children and helping families who have faced unspeakable hardships. With great humility and compassion, Audrey accomplished this. I feel privileged to portray her and participate in this meaningful effort.Dormer is perhaps best known for her role as Margaery Tyrell on HBO game of Thrones and has also been seen in serials like Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Tudors and Elementary. Her film credits include The professor and the madmanthe thriller In the dark which she also co-wrote and produced, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, The Riot Club, Hurry up, The Counselor and Captain America: The First Avenger.

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