EXCLUSIVE: Species star Natasha Henstridge and The Football Factory’s Tamer Hassan are to star in British horror film House Red alongside a slew of rising young talent. The film, which is written and directed by Dark Beacon’s Coz Greenop, has just finished principal photography in Italy.
House Red follows Natalie and Felix, a couple who are traveling through Tuscany and come across an idyllic vineyard, where they volunteer to help pick grapes, in a last-ditch attempt to repair their crumbling romance. However, when one of the workers at the chateau mysteriously disappears, Natalie, Felix and their new acquaintances begin to sense danger behind every corner.
Lady Clara Paget, who starred in Fast & Furious 6 and features in Starz’ pirate drama Black Sails, plays Natalie, while Sam Wilkinson, who appears in the second series of Netflix’s The Crown and played an X-Wing pilot in Star Wars’ Rogue One, plays Felix. DJ Locksmith of British band Rudimental also makes his acting debut and will contribute to the soundtrack.
The film is produced by Tell Me A Storey Productions, run by Camilla Storey, who produced Max Irons and Aneurin Barnard-fronted period drama Bitter Harvest, and Skylight Media Entertainment, the banner run by Storey and Hassan, who recently featured in the Snatch TV series. Douglas Milsome, who has worked on films including Full Metal Jacket and The Shining, is the cinematographer.
House Red is Greenop’s third feature film; his first film Demon Baby, which was released in 2014, won best movie at the 2015 British Horror Film Festival, while Dark Beacon, which is set to be released via Gravitas Ventures in March 2018, won a number of awards at the American Horror Film Festival in Arizona.
The producers are targeting House Red’s release for Halloween 2018.