Production has wrapped on thriller-horror pic “The Wall,” produced by Michael Grais, Gavin Wilding and Paul Pope.
Lindy Booth (“Dawn of the Dead”) stars along with Lawrence Dane, Suzie Pollard and James Thomas.
Story concerns a woman who returns to her small town in Maine after she learns that local realtors want to develop the land that includes the lighthouse in which she grew up and where her mother was murdered; her father was convicted of the crime.
Pic, penned by Michael Bafaro and Anna Singer, is directed by Paul Schneider (“Cries in the Dark”).
Grais’ writing and producing credits include both “Poltergeist” films.
Mar Vista Entertainment’s Michael Jacobs and Fernando Szew exec produce. Mar Vista is the exclusive worldwide distributor.
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