A SCI-FI thriller featuring celebrity stars is being filmed in and around the New Forest over the upcoming weeks.

The film, Cloner, is being filmed by production company TF Films across Fordingbridge, Breamore and Nomansland.

The story is based on the novel Cradle of Secrets by Emma Lorant in 1993. 

The film surrounds the tale of Lisa, a young mother from America, fighting for her life, as well as her children's lives, after she becomes involved in a fertilising experiment gone wrong.

The cast includes Emmerdale's Ben Freeman and Tim Faraway, who is currently shooting The Game of Thrones spin off The House of Dragons alongside.

Director Deanna Dewey said: "I am really excited to be shooting the film Cloner. The film is based on the book Cradle of Secrets which was published by Headline in the 1990's.

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"We have brought the story up to date and have a powerful female lead for this exciting sci-fi thriller, which is a very topical environmental story, as the underlying message is a warning of the dangers of the over use of chemicals and pesticides on farmland.

"I live in Fordingbridge and it is great to be using cast and crew from around the world, along with the local beautiful English countryside as a backdrop, to tell this cautionary and exciting story."

Filming is expected to take three weeks.