First trailer for Sex Education and Game of Thrones stars' new movie The Winter Lake

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Sex Education and Game of Thrones stars have joined forces for a new movie.

The Winter Lake, which dropped its first trailer last month, is now available to purchase on VOD in the US with a UK release date to be confirmed

Set in Ireland and directed by Phil Sheerin, the film stars Michael McElhatton and Emma Mackey as a father and daughter duo hiding a big family secret, which looks set to be uncovered when a woman and her emotionally unstable son move to town.

Mackey is best known for her role as Maeve Wiley in Netflix teen drama Sex Education, and McElhatton portrayed Roose Bolton in Thrones.

Photo credit: Epic Pictures Group - YouTube
Photo credit: Epic Pictures Group - YouTube

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The Winter Lake follows Tom (Anson Boon) and his mother Elaine (Charlie Murphy) as they move into a new house close to a lake, inside which Tom discovers a sack containing a baby's skeleton.

Hiding the skeleton in his room, Tom and Elaine befriend their neighbours Holly (Mackey) and Ward (McElhatton), who seem a little rough around the edges.

As Tom's violent tendencies begin to emerge and Holly realises he has discovered her dark secret, the duo are pulled into a deadly confrontation with Holly's father Ward, who will do anything to keep Tom silent.

Photo credit: Epic Pictures Group - YouTube
Photo credit: Epic Pictures Group - YouTube

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Mackey's appearance in The Winter Lake follows her recently landing her first lead movie role.

Following on from another supporting role in Death on the Nile, which has had its release date delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the actress will play Nell Gwyn in a movie about her affair with Charles II and contributions to theatre.

Meanwhile, McElhatton will appear alongside Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Jodie Comer in Ridley Scott's The Last Duel.

The Winter Lake is available now on VOD in the US. A UK release date has yet to be announced.

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