'Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams joins 'The Falling'

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Maisie Williams will be putting her time off from "Game of Thrones" to good use. According to a new report, she's joined the cast of the British drama "The Falling."

Joining Williams in the flick are Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi, Maxine Peake and newcomer Florence Pugh, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. British writer and director Carol Morley is behind the project.

"The Falling" will begin shooting in the United Kingdom this week. BBC Films and the British Film Institute in association with Lipsync Productions are presenting it, and "The Falling" is slated to be released in 2014. "Game of Thrones" Season 4 will also premiere in Spring 2014.

According to THR, "The Falling" is a "coming of age drama" telling the story of "a troubled girl at the center of a mysterious fainting epidemic, who is determined to discover the cause of the malady spreading through her British all-girl school in 1969, a year when the whole world seemed poised on the brink of change."

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