EXCLUSIVE: Rory Culkin and Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise) have been set to star in Jack Goes Home, the hybrid family drama/horror pic that be directed by Thomas Dekker. They join Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed and Daveigh Chase in the film, which now kicks off production this week in Kingston, NY.
Written and to be helmed by Dekker, the pic centers on Jack (Culkin), an educated and well versed magazine editor living in LA. He is hit hard by the news of his father’s death in a violent and horrific car crash, which his mother (Shaye) has survived. He returns to his hometown of Denver to nurse his mother through her physical and emotional injuries. There he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity, fueled by madness, sexuality, hauntings and violence.
Robertson will co-star as Jack’s pregnant fiancé, Chase plays Jack’s best friend, and Reed is her girlfriend. Louis Hunter also co-stars.
The film is produced by Jordan Yale Levine of Yale Productions, Scott Levenson, and Dekker. Reed and Jon Keeyes co-produce, and Shaun S. Sanghani of SSS Entertainment, Jason Rose and Jessica Chang executive produce.
Culkin is repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management. Dekker is repped by Paradigm and United Agents.
Dekker’s recent acting credits include Fox’s Backstrom and on the film side in 2009’s My Sister’s Keeper and 2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street. He direcred the 2008 indie Whore. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Sloane, Offer.