EXCLUSIVE: Ed Speleers (Eragon, YOU), Ed Westwick (Romeo & Juliet, Gossip Girl), and Dichen Lachman (Jurassic World Dominion, Severance) have signed on to star in dark thriller Unholy Night. Grandave International will launch the pic at the upcoming European Film Market.
Directed by Derek Presley and written by Crystal Diane Stevens and Presley, the film follows the story of newly ordained priest Father Paul O’Neill, who is reunited with his ex-con older brother, Luke. When Paul discovers that his ex, Donna, had his child almost eight years ago, he endeavors to rescue his daughter and Donna from her abusive husband, Tony. However, chaos ensues as Tony vows revenge and hires a hitman to eliminate Paul.
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The production is helmed by producers Stephen Endelman and Ajay Nayyar, with casting by Kerry Barden, editing by David Leonard, and music composed by Stephen Endelman. Principal photography as well as post-production will take place at Twickenham Studios in London. Synopsis reads: Executive Producers Stanley Preschutti and Ruben Islas are excited to present this gripping tale to audiences worldwide.
“We are thrilled to introduce Unholy Night in Berlin, with the exceptional talents of Ed Speleers, Ed Westwick, and Dichen Lachman,” said Tamara Nagahiro of Grandave International.
Speleers was last seen in the fourth season of Netflix’s popular series You and Star Trek: Picard. He was a series regular on both shows. Westwick, best known for his role on Gossip Girl, was last seen in shark thriller Deep Fear. Lachman had a supporting role on Apple’s Severance, starring Adam Scott.
Speleers is represented by Paradigm Agency in LA and Independent Talent Group in London. Westwick is represented by Affirmative Entertainment and Emptage Hallett in London. Dichen Lachman is managed by MPE and Brave Artists Management in Los Angeles.
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