House of 1,000 Corpses and Cooties star Rainn Wilson, World War Z‘s David Morse, Cloverfield‘s Mike Vogel, pictured, Zuleikha Robinson and Bill Sage have all been added to the cast of the SpectreVision production of The Boy, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.
Wilson will portray the character of William Colby, an enigmatic stranger who intrigues and beguiles the young Ted Henley. Internationally acclaimed actor David Morse will portray John Henley, motel owner and father of “The Boy” who will eventually grow to infamy. Mike Vogel and Zuleikha Robinson play a married couple, who along with their son (Aiden Lovekamp) spend the night at the Henley motel, and Bill Sage will portray the Sheriff of the rural town in which the Henleys reside.
As previously announced, the title role of Ted Henley will be portrayed by 8-year old Jared Breeze.
Based on the award-winning short subject film, Henley which appeared in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Boy is the first film of a planned trilogy tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer.
The Boy is directed by Craig MacNeill from a screenplay by McNeill and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel “Miss Corpus.” The pair previously collaborated on the respective direction and writing of the short film. SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller serve as producers. Partnering with SpectreVision on the project is Chiller Films.
The Boy began principal photography on February 17th in Medellín and Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia.