Thesps join Ryuhei Kitamura's horror film
EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Pathe UK have rounded out the cast of Ryuhei Kitamura’s horror thriller “No One Lives,” with Angus Macfadyen, Alexis Dziena, Laura Ramsey, Lindsey Shaw, America Olivo, “Super 8”-thesp Beau Knapp, “Flying Lessons”-helmer Derek Magyar and WWE wrestler Brodus Clay.
Luke Evans had already been tapped to play the lead in the pic when it was announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
WWE and Pathe are co-financing the production that will start lensing next week in New Orleans. It’s WWE’s first horror pic since 2006’s Kane-starrer “See No Evil,” which grossed more than $18 million worldwide.
Kitamura (“Midnight Meat Train”) is directing “No One Lives” from a script by David Cohen (“Underground”). Story concerns a group of local criminals who abduct a wealthy couple, intending to torture them. They get a surprise when the man (Evans) turns out to be far more psychotic than any of them.
Milk & Media’s Harry Knapp and Elton Brand are producing along with WWE’s Mike Pavone and Kami Naghdi of Constance Media.
Pathe brought the project to WWE and will handle foreign sales, in addition to releasing the film in France.
Macfadyen will soon be seen in Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” and the indie “Hirokin” alongside Ramsey, who recently appeared in “Kill the Irishman.” Dziena was last seen in Disney’s “When in Rome,” while Olivo appeared in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Project marks a return to horror for Shaw, who recently wrapped the lead in “The Howling: Reborn.”
Macfadyen is repped by Innovative Artists and Kramer Management, while ICM reps Dziena. Paradigm reps Shaw and Knapp along with Cutler Mgmt. and Margrit Polak Mgmt., respectively. Magyar is repped by Framework Entertainment, while CAA and Luber Roklin Entertainment rep Ramsey.
(Marc Graser contributed to this report.)