Michael Z. Wechsler to helm psychological thriller

Producers of “The Red Robin” have tapped Judd Hirsch, Ryan O’Nan, C.S. Lee, Jaime Ray Newman, Caroline Lagerfelt and Joseph Lyle Taylor to star in the psychological thriller.

Screenwriter Michael Z. Wechsler will direct and produce. Exec producers are Jonathan Sanger, Rick Porras, Shawn Singh and Wendy Herst, with Terry Keefe co-producing.

O’Nan, who starred in “The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best,” will play the adopted adult son of Hirsch’s character — a famed psychiatrist specializing in trauma who was rumored to have done some confidential work for the CIA during the Cold War. A family reunion on the psychiatrist’s death bed spirals into chaos when the father’s accused of adopting his large family of children for the purposes of dark experiments in mind control.

O’Nan also recently starred in “Freelancers” and is set to shoot “The Frozen Ground” and “The Iceman.”

“The Red Robin” begins production outside Philadelphia this weekend.

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