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Eva Green, Mark Strong Board ‘Vivarium’ Director Lorcan Finnegan’s ‘Nocebo,’ XYZ Launches Sales at EFM (Exclusive)

Eva Green, Mark Strong Board ‘Vivarium’ Director Lorcan Finnegan’s ‘Nocebo,’ XYZ Launches Sales at EFM (Exclusive)

Eva Green, Mark Strong and Chai Fonacier have boarded “Vivarium” director Lorcan Finnegan’s psychological thriller “Nocebo,” which is now in production in Ireland.

The film, which marks the first co-production between Ireland and the Philippines, follows a fashion designer (Green) suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband (Strong) until help arrives in the form of a Filipino carer (Fonacier), who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.

Set between London and Manila, the film’s themes explore consumerism, human exploitation and the fast fashion industry, as well as the brain’s power in deciding whether to harm or cure the physical body. “Nocebo” is the antonym of “placebo,” and refers to the Nocebo Effect, in which negative thinking on the part of a patient results in a more negative outcome.

Written by Finnegan’s frequent collaborator, Garret Shanley, the film is

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