Ghost Story Pic ‘The Lodgers’ Sets Lead Cast As Production Begins In Ireland

EXCLUSIVE: Art imitates life and vice versa as filming has begun on Epic Pictures Group’s gothic horror story The Lodgers.

Directed by Brian O’Malley (Let Us Prey) from a script by David Turpin, the film stars Game Of Thrones and Harry Potter alum David Bradley, fellow GoT vet Eugene Simon, Bill Milner, Charlotte Vega and Moe Dunford. The story follows a sister (Vega) and brother (Milner) haunted by a secret curse that forces them to remain in the large estate home left to them by their dead parents. But when a young man (Simon) who falls in love with the sister tries to free her, his attempt sets off a deadly chain reaction.

Adding a touch of realism to the production, The Lodgers will be filmed almost entirely at Loftus Hall, Ireland’s most famous purported haunted house, which is beset — so local legend holds — by the ghost of a young woman and the devil himself. (Coincidentally, Loftus Hall celebrates its 666th anniversary this year). The teaser trailer above shows off the famous house.

Launched last year at the Frontieres genre market in Brussels, The Lodgers is produced by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde of Tailored Films, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson’s Epic Pictures Group serving as executive producers and handling worldwide sales and distribution outside of Ireland. The Irish Film Board is aboard as a financier.

Best known as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, Walder Frey on Game Of Thrones and Abraham Setrakian on The Strain, Bradley is repped by United Agents. Simon, most recently seen as Lancel Lannister on Game Of Thrones, is repped by Gersh. Vega recently appeared in the BBC-produced series The Refugees and is repped by Independent Talent Group. Milner, known for playing the younger version of Magneto in X-Men: First Class, is repped by UTA. Paradigm-repped Dunford most recently was seen on Vikings.

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