Underworld: the Awakening actress India Eisley stars in The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, about a young man inherits a mysterious estate that holds a legendary secret within its walls.
The film is based on the Brothers Grimm classic, but has a dark, modern twist, with Eisley will play the role of Sleeping Beauty, aka Briar Rose.
Pearry Teo directs the Bleiberg Entertainment production, which was acquired by XLrator Media out of the ongoing AFM market.
“Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck, “Eden”) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Natalie Hall, “True Blood”) and paranormal cleric (Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, “X-Men”) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley, “Underworld: Awakening”), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.”
“When working on creating this specific vision of Sleeping Beauty, it’s always been my intention to try something that’s never been seen before,” Teo told THR when the project was announced. “We’re drawing on varied things like Silent Hill, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Cell and Insidious for inspiration, but we are creating something that will be very unique, both visually and in terms of storytelling.”
Curse of Sleeping Beauty was produced by Ehud Bleiberg and executive produced by Nicholas Donnermeyer.