The Grey Producer Mickey Liddell has made a deal with the Devil for The Occult.
Rufus Sewell (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark City), Anne Heche (Rampart, Nothing to Fear) and newcomer Alycia Debnam-Carey are in final negotiations to star in the thriller, which The Roommate director Christian Christiansen will helm, says Variety.
“Story follows a small commune dealing with a prophecy that predicts the coming of the Devil’s daughter. As the shared 18th birthday of five girls approaches, a sequence of murders causes panic to spread through the community, making some wonder whether the prophecy is coming true or if someone is silencing those who know too much.”
Liddell and Pete Shilaimon will produce with Michael Zelman, while Jennifer Hilton and Scott Holroyd will exec produce. Liddell will finance the pic through his Liddell Entertainment banner and release it through the company’s new distribution wing.
It will go into production this month in North Carolina.
Liddell most recently produced Open Road’s Liam Neeson starrer The Grey, helmed by Joe Carnahan, which cost $20 million to make and has grossed more than $50 million worldwide since its January 27 release. Pictured: Rufus Sewell