Up-and-coming actress Maika Monroe, pictured above, has booked the female lead opposite Dan Stevens, below, in The Guest, a psychological thriller from the filmmaking team behind A Horrible Way To Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and Lionsgate’s upcoming horror movie You’re Next, reports TheWrap.
Adam Wingard will direct from a script by Simon Barrett, while Keith Calder and Jessica Wu will produce via Snoot Entertainment.
Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) stars as David, an ex-Marine who returns from a tour of duty a changed man and terrorizes a military family whose eldest son recently died.
Monroe will play Anna, the female lead who is suspicious of David and must protect her younger brother from his cold-blooded wrath.
Production starts this summer.
You’re Next premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and hits U.S. theaters on Aug. 23 via Lionsgate. V/H/S/2 is now available on VOD platforms.