Matthew Modine, Olivia Williams Heading to ‘Altar’

Olivia Williams Matthew Modine casting Alter

Producers aiming to debut frightfest at Toronto

Olivia Williams and Matthew Modine are starring in British horror film “Altar,” with production recently starting in Yorkshire, England.

Nick Willing is directing from his own script; Michele Camarda is producing. Antonia Clarke, Adam Thomas Wright and Steve Oram also star.

Robert Halmi Sr. (“Mr. and Mrs. Bridge,” “Gulliver’s Travels”) is exec producing and heading the production teams from the Halmi Co. and Great Point Media in association with Sandover Prods. and Screen Yorkshire. Other exec producers are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media and Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire.

Content Film is handling distribution and is expected to premiere “Altar” at the Toronto Film Festival.

Modine is portraying an American artist and Williams his British wife. The film centers on the couple and their two children who begin renovation work at a remote English estate, where the owner killed his wife years earlier in a demonic ritual. The wife exacted her revenge by haunting him, driving him to madness and suicide.

Robert Halmi Sr. has produced more than 200 films and miniseries for television, as well as features.

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