Natalie Dormer will kick the year off with this horror-thriller about an American woman named Sara (Dormer) who travels to Japan to find her missing twin sister (also Dormer). The sister, Jess, disappeared after heading into Aogihara forest, an actual forest at the base of Mt. Fugi noted for the large number of people who commit suicide there.
2. Lena Headey as Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Release date: February 5, 2016
Lena Headey has said before that she has a fondness for dark, weird roles, and this one definitely qualifies. As the aunt to famed literary leading man Fitzwilliam (Mr.) Darcy, Lady de Bourgh is upright, proper, and very observant of the strict rules of society. In this version of Jane Austen’s classic novel, she also kills zombies. The movie will reunite Headey with Charles Dance, her TV father. He’ll star Mr. Bennet, father to protagonist Elizabeth Bennet.
3. Carice Van Houten as Leni Riefenstahl in Race
Release date: February 19, 2016
Race is about American athlete Jesse Owens winning a record-breaking four medals at the 1936 Olympic Games. Seeing as Adolf Hitler was in power at the time, that probably stuck in his craw, since he was trying to sell people on the idea that Aryans were a superior race.Van Houten will play famous German filmmaker and Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl is a charismatic, interesting figure in film history. With her powerful screen presence, Van Houten should be able to do good things with the role.