‘Shameless’ Actor Cameron Monaghan Set To Star In ‘The White Devil’
Gotham and Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan is set to star in supernatural thriller The White Devil, directed by South African filmmaker Jahmil Qubeka.
Roberi Media and Spier Films will finance and produce the title, which begins shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, in the spring. Qubeka will direct from a script he adapted with Julian Paul Stein from Justin Evans’ 2011 novel.
The story sees a young American high school senior, who hopes to put his past behind him when he is enrolled by his father into a prestigious British boys’ academy. Soon he learns that the school has a past as well – one haunted by a vengeful former student who quickly forms an unhealthy attachment to him.
Robert L. Stein and Michael Auret will produce with Morris Ruskin as exec producer. Shoreline Entertainment is handling foreign sales for the title, which will be shopped to buyers at the American Film Market.
Monaghan is best known for his work on Showtime’s hit series Shameless, which kicked off its seventh season this month. He’s worked on feature films such as Phillip Noyce-directed The Giver and upcoming Amityville Horror.
Roberi Media financed and produced suspense thriller The Call, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin; The Road Within, starring Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz and Robert Sheehan; and Careful What You Wish For, starring Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas and Dermot Mulroney. Recent titles from Spier Films include the Mads Mikkelsen-Eva Green starrer The Salvation and Young Ones, a sci-fi Western starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning. Morris Ruskin’s credits include Glengarry Glen Ross and The Man From Elysian Fields.
Monaghan is repped by Industry Entertainment, UTA and Chad Christopher.
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Season seven of Shameless is set to premiere Sunday, October 2, 2016 on Showtime TV.
Maddie Hasson & Cameron Monaghan Join Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Anna Dressed In Blood’
Maddie Hasson (Freeform’s Twisted) and Cameron Monaghan (Showtime’s Shameless) have been set to star in Anna Dressed In Blood, the adaptation of Kendare Blake’s YA novel that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer acquired and developed via her Fickle Fish Films.
The supernatural romance will be produced by Meyer and Meghan Hibbett and The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, who are also financing the project. The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group reps U.S. rights and packaged the project.
Music video helmer Trish Sie will direct from a screenplay written by Allison Wood. The film is slated to begin principal photography in November.
The plot: Cas Lowood (Monaghan) has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly dagger, Cas travels America with his mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the angry dead, and keep pesky things like plans for the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call “Anna Dressed in Blood,” Cas finds a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. Since her death, Anna (Hasson) has killed each and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian house she used to call home, but yet there is something about Cas that compels her to spare his life. For reasons neither can explain, the two begin to realize that in their opposite, they may have finally found the one person who can help them unravel their complicated pasts, and survive their complicated present.
Tor Teen published Anna Dressed In Blood in 2012. The second book in the series, Girl In Nightmares, followed in 2014.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
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