Elisha Cuthbert & Eoin Macken to Lead Horror Pic The Cellar
Epic Pictures has announced its upcoming Irish horror-thriller The Cellar has begun building its cast with the additions of Elisha Cuthbert (The Ranch, Happy Endings, 24) and Eoin Macken (Stumptown, The Forest, The Night Shift).
Written and directed by Brendan Muldowney (Pilgrimage), the film tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.
“I’m very excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew to bring the world of The Cellar into people’s nightmares,” Muldowney said in a statement.
Principal photography of the horror film set to begin in Roscommon, Ireland in November, with support from Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Wrap Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Epic Pictures will spearhead sales for the film at this year’s American Film Market (AFM).
“Some nightmares are meant to be shared with the world,” Executive Producer Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures said in a statement. “The Cellar is perhaps the darkest one. The incredible combination of director Brendan Muldowney, producers Conor Barry and Richard Bolger, along with Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken make this unique and riveting horror story something special to capture the attention of buyers at AFM and audiences around the world.”
The Cellar is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry of Savage Productions (A24’s The Hole in the Ground) and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Pictures serving as producers. It is co-produced with Benoit Roland from Wrong Men Films in Belgium. Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures, Lesley McKimm, Screen Ireland and Patrick O’Neill, Wildcard Distribution are Executive Producers on the project. Production investment was provided by Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund / WRAP Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV.
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