Bellflower thesp Rebekah Brandes (pictured) has landed a leading role in Anchor Bay’s indie pic Nothing to Fear, which former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash is producing through his Slasher Films banner, reports Variety. Veteran storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III will make his directorial debut with the horror-thriller, which Slash is also scoring. Cast also includes James Tupper, Anne Heche, Clancy Brown and Ethan Peck. “Story follows a family that moves to a small town seeking a better life, only to run up against a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth (Brown).” Brandes will play the daughter of Tupper and Heche’s characters.
The site also reports that “Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films have optioned young adult suspense tome “Down a Dark Hall” by novelist Lois Duncan to produce as a feature film. “Duncan’s 1974 novel revolves around the haunted and tragic past of Blackwood boarding school and its mysterious students. Ensnared in the chilling world is new student Kit Gordy, who must unravel Blackwood’s history before it’s too late.” Duncan has penned a number of novels that have made their way to the big screen, including “Hotel for Dogs” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”