×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Joe Dante’s Chiller ‘Labirintus’ to Star Mark Webber, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lorant Deutsch (EXCLUSIVE)

Mark Webber (above with Teresa Palmer) recently starred in 'Green Room'

LONDON — Mark Webber (“Green Room”), Rachel Hurd-Wood (“An American Haunting”) and Lorant Deutsch (“The Visitors: Bastille Day”) have signed on to star in chiller “Labirintus,” which is directed by “The Howling” and “Gremlins” helmer Joe Dante. Goldcrest Films is handling international sales.

“Labirintus” tells the story of a paranormal investigator (Webber), psychiatric researcher (Hurd-Wood) and engineer (Deutsch) who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.

Written by Alan Campbell, “Labirintus” is produced by Fabrice Lambot of France’s Metaluna Prods., Lucy Mukerjee-Brown of Mukerjee-Brown Prods., Elizabeth Stanley of Elizabeth Stanley Pictures and Jean-Charles Levy of Forecast Pictures. Nick Quested and Pascal Degove, managing director of Goldcrest, will serve as executive producers for Goldcrest.

Dante’s feature credits include features “The Howling,” “Gremlins” and “Small Soldiers”; TV work includes the anthology series “Masters of Horror” and “Amazing Stories,” as well as episodes of the new “Hawaii 5-0,” “CSI: New York,” “Salem” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Goldcrest started selling the film to distributors at the AFM and has already secured deals in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pan Asia TV, Thailand, Israel, South Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

Hurd-Wood shot to fame with her portrayal of Wendy Darling in P.J. Hogan’s “Peter Pan.” Subsequently she starred in a host of high-profile features including “An American Haunting,” “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” “Dorian Gray” and “Soloman Kane.” Most recently she has been seen in Stuart Beattie’s “Tomorrow, When the War Began.”

Webber is best known for his leading performance in the Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness audience hit “Green Room,” Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs The World,” the Sundance grand jury prize nominee “Happy Christmas,” alongside Anna Kendrick. His feature directorial debut “Explicit Ills,” in which he and Rosario Dawson starred, won the SXSW Audience Award. He also starred on-stage at London’s Almeida Theatre in Neil Labute’s “The Distance from Here.”

Cesar nominee Deutsch will soon be seen in “The Visitors: Bastille Day,” the third outing in Jean-Marie Poire’s hit comedy franchise. Deutsch’s feature credits include performances in Gilles Legrand’s “You Will Be My Son” and “Everybody Is a Killer.”

Dante said: “Mark, Rachel and Lorant are phenomenal actors and I am delighted to be working with them in what I anticipate will be a suspenseful, compelling, spine-tingling chiller.”

Degove said: “Joe’s planning to deliver a chilling thrill for audiences and having the right cast is essential in achieving that. It’s very exciting to have Rachel, Mark and Lorant on board and to be shooting so soon.”

Dante is represented by David Gersh of the Gersh Agency and is managed by Mike Marcus and Dave Brown of Echo Lake Management.

Webber is represented by Glenn Rigberg of Inphenate and attorney Ira Schreck, Hurd-Wood by Saskia Mulder of The Artists’ Partnership, Carter Cohn of ICM Partners and by Silver Lining Entertainment.

More Film

  • Issa Rae

    Issa Rae, Columbia Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters (EXCLUSIVE)

    Issa Rae’s production company, ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures. The pact is unique in that under the agreement, ColorCreative will work with and back projects from emerging, diverse screenwriters. The move comes as the entertainment industry is under pressure to develop films and shows that feature underrepresented talent both in [...]

  • VR studio Baobab Crow The Legend

    Animators Embrace VR as 'Age of Sail' and 'Crow' Make Audience Inroads

    Virtual reality has been making inroads in the entertainment business for several years, but 2018 has been an especially big one for animated projects. This year, there are at least two VR-animated shorts vying for Oscar nominations: Google Spotlight Stories’ “Age of Sail” and Baobab Studios’ “Crow: The Legend.” Disney has created its first VR [...]

  • Thomas Vinterberg Kursk

    Les Arcs Festival Launches Talent Village Under Thomas Vinterberg's Patronage

    Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Les Arcs Industry Village is launching the Talent Village, a new development workshop and platform for emerging talents which will be under the patronage of Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (“The Hunt”). Kicking off on Dec. 12 and hosted at the Cinéfabrique Film school in Lyon, the workshop will take place [...]

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Kiefer Sutherland in

    Helena Bonham Carter, Kiefer Sutherland in New 'Call of Duty' Zombies DLC

    “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s” latest zombie addition delivers players to a 1912 manor where they take on the roles of characters voiced by Helena Bonham Carter, Kiefer Sutherland, Charles Dance, and Brian Blessed. “Dead of the Night” is set at Rhodes Manor, a palatial estate in the English countryside, in the year 1912. Dozens of [...]

  • Yalitza Aparicio Sam Elliott Elsie Fisher

    Yalitza Aparicio, Sam Elliott, Elsie Fisher Selected for Santa Barbara Festival Honor

    “Roma” actress Yalitza Aparicio, Sam Elliott of “A Star Is Born,” and “Eighth Grade” star Elsie Fisher are among the eight actors named by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as its Virtuosos Award recipients. The festival gives the honor for performances in film that have elevated actors into the national cinematic dialogue. The group [...]

  • Steven Soderbergh Panama Papers

    Slamdance Festival Selects Steven Soderbergh for Founders Award

    The Slamdance Film Festival has selected Steven Soderbergh for its 2019 Founders Award. The award, first presented in 2015 to Christopher Nolan, is given to a Slamdance alumnus who has represented the Slamdance organization and supported the filmmaker community of Slamdance. It was awarded earlier this year to Joe and Anthony Russo (“Avengers: Infinity War”). [...]

  • 'Black Panther's' Danai Gurira Reflects on

    'Black Panther's' Danai Gurira Reflects on Her Red Carpet Fashion Choices

    When it comes to style, “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira is constantly learning. “This is a whole other art form,” says Gurira, who donned a tribal-inspired uniform, head tattoo and red lipstick as head bodyguard, Okoye. “Okoye had a strength and femininity and a pride — pride in her people and her culture. … She [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content