Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) has been cast in the lead role in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/TIFF 2016 selection Réparer les vivants). Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). The film is currently in production in Quebec.
Directed by Robin Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural villagers as they try to escape their family and friends, who have turned into flesh-eating predators in the woods.”
“We’re so thrilled to be on board for Aubert’s film and to be working with the incredible actors involved including Marc-André Grondin,” says Sara May of Alma Cinema, the film’s international sales agent. “The film is a perfect mix of disquieting realism and the chilling feeling of ‘it could happen to you’”.
Les Affamés is produced by Stéphanie Morissette’s La Maison De Prod, which launched in 2013 with Denis Cote’s Berlinale winner Vic+Flo Saw A Bear.