Ruth Wilson, Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton have been cast in Osgood Perkins’ horror film I Am The Pretty Thing that Lives in the House. The film is Perkins’follow-up to February, the well-reviewed horror film from the Toronto Film Festival that was acquired by A24 and DirecTV.
The film is about a young nurse named Lily (Wilson) who is hired as caretaker for Helen Bloom, an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that the home is host to a horrific ghost story of its own.
Principal photography stars Feb. 16 in Ottawa.
Wilson won the Golden Globe last year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her turn in The Affair. Balaban’s more recent roles include The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom while Boynton returns with her February filmmaker who also penned the script.
Rob Paris is producing and co-financing the film through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films. Paris and Menzies are producing and Ghossein is executive producing. Paris Film, Inc. and Zed Filmworks recently joined forces in a partnership with Go Insane Films to co-finance and produce a slate of 5 films over the first 2 years with production based in Ottawa.
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House marks Perkins’ second project with Paris Film, Inc., Zed Filmworks and Go Insane Films following February. their successful collaboration on February.
Wilson is represented by CAA and Untitled, Balaban by Paradigm and Boynton by Innovative Artists and the UK’s United Agents. Perkins is represented by CAA.