Lili Taylor, who was just seen in Leatherface as the infamous slasher’s mother, Verna, has come aboard Paramount Players’ inaugural feature, Eli, a horror film from Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy, Deadline reports.
The pic stars Charlie Shotwell as Eli, young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison. Taylor, who also starred in James Wan The Conjuring, as well as The Haunting (1999), will play Dr. Isabella Horn, the “immunologist” who treats Eli.
The story is based on David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List script of the same name with revisions from Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.
Trevor Macy produces via his Intrepid banner, along with Bellevue Productions’ John Zaozirny. Matt Alvarez will serve as executive producer.
The film is slated for release January 4, 2019.