EXCLUSIVE: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.

Phoebe Fox

Phoebe Fox has joined Sam Rockwell in Blue Iguana, a comedy from writer-director Hadi Hajaig, who last directed Charlotte Rampling-Sean Bean thriller Cleanskin in 2012.

The project, which will be financed by UK Film Studio Productions, will start principal photography in London this month.

Hajaig also produces with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally, who is also working on the Edge of Tomorrow sequel at Warner Bros.

The black comedy centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox will play a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also includes comedy actor Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House Of Lies).

Fox, a Screen International Star Of Tomorrow in 2011, is perhaps best known for her role in horror sequel The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (2014) but was more recently seen in tthe BBC Shakespeare adaptation The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses and Gavin Hood’s drone-warfare thriller Eye In The Sky.

Before Blue Iguana, Fox will play the joint-female lead in an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel about multi-cultural London, NW.

She will next be seen on British television this autumn in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close To The Enemy, a drama set in the aftermath of the Second World War, with Fox playing a war crimes investigator.