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[News Bites] Lance Henriksen For ‘Nevermore’; ‘The Call’ Gets Rated “R”; Universal Announces ‘Mercy’

In super weird late news, TriStar’s The Call, pictured, in theaters March 15, has been rated “R” for violence, disturbing content and some language.” In the film, “When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

Universal Pictures has provided us with the official synopsis and cast for Mercy, a supernatural thriller from The Haunting in Connecticut‘s Peter Cornwell. “Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (“The Walking Dead’s” Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive. Once George (Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Courtney) arrive at their Gramma Mercy’s (Shirley Knight), what they find inside her 150-year-old home is nothing short of terrifying. As the brothers experience deeply disturbing phenomena they believe to be the work of an ancient witch, they must fight for their lives and overcome the evil forces threatening their family. Shirley Knight, Frances O’Connor, Mark Duplass and Dylan McDermott also star.

Lastly, genre icon Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead; pictured below) is starring in Nevermore, a supernatural horror thriller written and being directed by Dean C. Jones, writes THR. Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn also are starring in the movie, shooing in Graham, N.C. “The movie centers on a couple who experience paranormal activity involving dead children when they move to an estate in Massachusetts.” Henriksen will play a parish priest whom the couple turn to, but the move is a mistake because the priest already knows all about resurrected children.



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