Shooting has started in Los Angeles on the independent thriller When it Rings, Variety reports, with a plot that reminds me of the “Walking Dead” arc in which Rick is speaking to his dead wife on the telephone.
Sally Kirkland (pictured above in “The Most Hated Woman in America”, Valley of the Dolls, JFK) and Mel Novak (Game of Death) have joined the cast of opposite newcomer Gonzalo Martin in the film from first-time directors Ty Haisten and David Rivers.
“A young man (Martin) returning to his childhood home to get it ready for sale and uncovering an old toy phone he once used to “talk” to his dead sister, who drowned a decade ago in the backyard and made his mother too unstable to raise him. After the phone begins ringing, he must decide whether to answer it or get rid of the only connection to his dead sister.”
Kirkland stars as the neighbor-turned-caretaker for the unstable mother and Novak portrays the unwitting buyer of the home.
Sophia Monti, Mann Alfonso and Amy Ellenberger co-star.
Producers are Tyrone Tann of Stauros Entertainment, Ellecina Eck, Haisten and Rivers.
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