It looks like Ava Crowder is going to continue to raise hell in the south. THR is reporting that Joelle Carter (who plays Crowder on “Justified”) has joined the cast of Jessabelle. Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert is directing the supernatural tale penned by Robert Ben Garant (“Reno 911!”). Blumhouse (The Lords of Salem, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is teaming up with Lionsgate for the project.
She joins previously announced leads Sarah Snook and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Snook will play the terrified protag, while Webber will play her childhood friend who helps her uncover the truth about her family. The film is “about a girl who is forced to return to her father’s home in Louisiana when a car accident leaves her without the use of both her legs. What she finds there is a mystery surrounding her own birth and an angry ghost (named Jessabelle) that seems determined to destroy her.”
The projected started filming on April 2nd and is one of at least three horror films currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C. The other two are The Warren Files and The Occult. The power of tax incentives is strong, folks.