In Memento Films project directed by Jim Mickle, Keough and Garner to play two sisters forced into cannibalism by father as part of family tradition
Riley Keough (Jack and Diane), granddaughter of the late Elvis Presley, Julia Garner (The Last Exorcism 2), Bill Sage (American Psycho) and Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens ) have joined the cast of Stake Land director Jim Mickle’s We Are What We, Screen Daily reports.
MFI describes Mickle’s We Are What We Are as a “re-imagination” of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s absolutely fantastic Somo Lo Que Hay, about a family of cannibals in Mexico City.
Mickle, best known for his cult vampire picture Stake Land, which won Toronto’s Midnight Madness sidebar in 2010, has transposed the story to a poor part of the Catskills region in New York State. Using the clandestine cannibal premise of Grau’s film as a jumping off point, Keough and Garner will play a pair of sisters who are secluded from mainstream society. Following the untimely death of their mother, their father, played by Sage, forces them to perform a depraved ritual, carried out by their ancestors for generations. Russell will play a young deputy who is in love with Keough’s character.
Principal photography will begin in the Catskills on May 29, and will extend to the first week of July. The film will be delivered in January 2013.