Jeffrey Dean Morgan Stars in Creepy Dollhouse Horror Film Produced by Joe Carnahan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead‘s own Negan, has signed on to star in the horror thriller Felix for director John Kissack (eternal fall) and producer Joe Carnahan (boss level). Highland Film Group is representing worldwide sales for the project, which is set to begin filming this spring.
Written by Casey Giltner, Felix is described as a “unique and chilling tale”. Here is the synopsis:
Charlie and his best friend Jimmy shoot a movie with the dream of becoming Hollywood directors. When Charlie’s father finds an old ventriloquist doll named Felix among his late mother’s belongings, Charlie and Jimmy immediately choose Felix as their movie’s creepy antagonist. Through an increasingly sinister and disturbing chain of events, the family discovers that Felix has a mind of his own and it’s up to Charlie and Jimmy to rid their family of this disturbing force they’ve awakened.
Morgan will play Charlie’s Dad, while Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (The Haunting of Bly Manor) takes on the role of Charlie himself. Ainsworth is also in the cast of the horror film All entertainment and gamescurrently filming.
Carnahan product Felix with Jayson Therrien and Kissack. Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser had this to say about the project:
We couldn’t be happier to reunite with Joe Carnahan after Hulu’s success boss level with Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo. We are delighted to welcome the incredibly talented Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth to our Felix family and bring those roles to life. This Super 8 meets Child’s play thriller is a biting horror film full of suspense. We can’t wait to see the cameras rolling on this totally awesome project.
Super 8 and Child’s play are two of my favorites, so this looks like a promising mash-up to me. I’m also on board to watch everything Carnahan puts his name on so I was already sold Felix before even reading the smallest detail.
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