SCREEN – Emma Mackey, the breakout star of popular Netflix series Sex Education, has officially boarded the cast of UK-France survival thriller Summit Fever.
The actress joins Freddie Thorp (Overdrive) in the film, which is from A Lonely Place To Die director Julian Gilbey.
Set in the French Alps, Summit Fever is the story of a young English mountaineer who is lured to the Alps by his friend to help him conquer the ‘Big Three’ – the Matterhorn, the Eiger, and Mont Blanc, all over one summer.
The film is a UK-French co-production between Haymarket Films and Joyce Pierpoline’s Pierpoline Films.
Further casting is now underway and the film will shoot this June.
Carnaby International is handling worldwide sales. Distribution rights for Germany, Austria and Switzerland were taken last year by Koch Media.
In Sex Education, Mackey stars alongside Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield in the story of a group of friends who set up an underground sex therapy clinic at their school.
Mackey is represented by Curtis Brown Group in the UK.