October 26, 2021

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Kevin Lewis Boards ‘The Accursed’ With Mena Suvari, Sarah Grey

Kevin Lewis will observe up “Willy’s Wonderland” by directing “The Accursed,” a new horror film about demonic possession that its creators forecast will be like if “Sam Raimi and Dario Argento had a appreciate child and James Wan was its uncle.”

Mena Suvari (“American Beauty”), Sarah Grey (Netflix’s “The Order” and DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow”), and Alexis Knapp (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) head up the cast, which also features Meg Foster (“The Lords of Salem”) and Sarah Dumont (“Scouts Guideline to the Zombie Apocalypse”). “Willy’s Wonderland,” an action-comedy horror movie, grew to become a pandemic era most loved when it was launched on VOD and in restricted theatrical launch last February.

Rob Kennedy (“Midnight Man”) penned the screenplay for “The Accursed.” In accordance to the official description, it facilities on a young girl who faces a horrifying previous. When her estranged mom dies by suicide, Elly (Grey) is forced to return dwelling from volunteering as a nurse abroad. Decided to sell the household house and get her lifestyle back again on track, she finds herself haunted by terrifying visions of her mom. Eaten by guilt and eager for a speedy escape, Elly accepts the present from Alma (Suvari) as a short-term caregiver to appear following the comatose Ms. Ambrose (Foster) in her isolated cabin. But Alma has nefarious options for Elly and she shortly is confronted with Mary Lynn (Knapp), a witch hunter who is hellbent on lifting the demonic curse that has plagued her loved ones for generations. Elly discovers that Ms. Ambrose has a history in the black arts, as properly as a mysterious relationship to Elly’s mom. As she attempts to unlock the truth of the matter with her close friend Beth (Dumont), it turns into all way too obvious that Elly was lured to the cabin less than fake pretenses.

“The Accursed” is staying produced by Marcus Englefield and George Lee for Storyoscopic Movies. Government producers are Scott Harbert, Jeremy Ross, Fred Hedman, Rob Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. Co-producer is Ann Carli. Evolution Photos is funding “The Accursed,” though GFM Film Income is managing worldwide sales.

“The means to operate intently on a film rooted in demonic possession has been on my bucket record it is a genre I am passionate about,” Lewis states. “This option, to blend an remarkable story with performing with an remarkable female driven cast is a remarkable second for me as a director and horror lover. I am similarly fired up to be bringing again so several of the group from ‘Willy’s Wonderland,’ like David Newbert (DP), Ryan Liebert (Editor) and Emoi (Composer).”

“We’re delighted to be performing with Kevin and his team on this definitely terrifying movie. We were promptly certain by the film’s prospective and bringing this distinctive opportunity to the market, which furthers our ambitions for Evolution Shots and its escalating slate of higher idea genre movies,” stated Hedman.

Storyoscopic and Ross are producers on the just lately introduced Slinky biopic with Tamra Davis directing, and have executive produced the Netflix animated characteristics “Charming,” “Dog Gone Trouble” and “Gnome Alone.”

“We are so excited to operate with the Fred and the team at Evolution and our incredibly proficient close friend Kevin and know that he will develop an epic masterpiece to scare the socks off horror supporters in all places!” mentioned producers Lee and Englefield.

Gray is represented by Buchwald, Canadian Agent Pink Administration and supervisor Darren Goldberg. Suvari is represented by Revolutionary and supervisor Oren Segal. Knapp is represented by longtime manager Alex Gittelson at ROAR. Dumont is represented by Buchwald and supervisor Bryan Brucks at 831 Amusement. Foster is managed by Chris Roe Management.