Epic Pictures is pleased to announce that Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken have been cast to star in the upcoming Irish feature film, THE CELLAR.
Elisha Cuthbert is internationally known for playing Kim Bauer on the Fox hit series 24 and studio comedies The Girl Next Door, Old School, and Love Actually. Other notable projects include the Netflix series The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and the ABC series Happy Endings.
Eoin Macken is best known for his roles in The Forest with Natalie Dormer and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter alongside Milla Jovovich. He also starred in the NBC series The Night Shift.
THE CELLAR comes from the critically-acclaimed Irish writer-director Brendan Muldowney, whose previous film, Pilgrimage, starring Tom Holland, John Bernthal and Richard Armitage, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Muldowney reunites with Pilgrimage Director of Photography Tom Comerford (The Hole in the Ground), composer Stephen McKeown (The Hole in the Ground) and production designer Owen Power (Maudie).
With principal photography of the horror film set to begin in Roscommon, Ireland in November, with support from Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Wrap Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Epic Pictures will spearhead sales for THE CELLAR at this year’s American Film Market (AFM).
“Some nightmares are meant to be shared with the world,” said Executive Producer Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures. “THE CELLAR is perhaps the darkest one. The incredible combination of director Brendan Muldowney, producers Conor Barry and Richard Bolger, along with Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken make this unique and riveting horror story something special to capture the attention of buyers at AFM and audiences around the world.”
THE CELLAR tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.
“I’m very excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew to bring the world of THE CELLAR into people’s nightmares”, said writer/director Brendan Muldowney.
THE CELLAR is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry of Savage Productions (A24’s The Hole in the Ground) and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Pictures serving as producers. It is co-produced with Benoit Roland from Wrong Men Films in Belgium. Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures, Lesley McKimm, Screen Ireland and Patrick O’Neill, Wildcard Distribution are Executive Producers on the project. Production investment was provided by Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund / WRAP Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Wildcard Distribution will release the film in Irish cinemas next year.
Both Cuthbert and Macken are represented by ICM Partners.
Elisha is managed by John Carrabino Management and Eoin is managed by Magnolia Entertainment and his UK agent Saskia Mulder at The Artists Partnership.
Brendan is represented as a writer/director by Independent Talent.