Horror casting news: Karen Gillan for Ti West’s ‘In A Valley of Violence’, more join Joe Dante’s ‘Dark’





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While not technically a horror, Ti West is directing In A Valley of Violence and has every right to be mentioned here. After Taissa Farmiga joined the cast just a few days ago, Deadline is now reporting that Dr Who and Oculus star Karen Gillan (above) has also joined the cast.

Per Deadline, “Gillan will play Ellen, the older sister to Farmiga’s character. Together they run a hotel in the town where Hawke’s drifter seeks vengeance for the death of his best friend.“

Ti West, known for directing some of the best horrors of recent years (House of the Devil, Innkeepers, the upcoming The Sacrament) is set to make the big step to a much larger production for a new revenge Western called In a Valley of Violence. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse will be producing.

The cast now includes Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan.

In a Valley of Violence follows Paul (Hawke), a drifter with nothing to lose who seeks revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend. Farmiga will play a young woman who runs the town’s hotel with her older sister and helps Paul in his quest for vengeance.

 

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Dark:

 

Michael Eklund (“The Call”) and Brandon Sexton (“Boys Don’t Cry”) have rounded out the cast of the psychological thriller “Dark,” with shooting set for late June in New York.

Nick Basile (“American Carny”) will direct from a script written by Elias (“Gut”).

Kathryn Belli, Dave Boulton, Basile, and Elias will produce alongside executive producer Joe Dante (“Gremlins”) and his company Renfield Productions.

Whitney Able (above, Age of Kali, Monsters) and Alexandra Breckenridge (below, American Horror Story) lead the cast. Able stars as a disturbed young woman who must confront her worst fears when she finds herself trapped alone in a New York City loft during the 2003 blackout.

(Source: Variety)

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i’m a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn’t bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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