Lily Rabe has become a household name among horror fans after her three series stint in the superb TV series, American Horror Story, and now she has not one, but two genre films just confirmed.
First up, Rabe has signed on to head the cast of the Blumhouse produced low budget horror, The Veil for Universal. THR broke the news. Rabe will join the already cast Thomas Jane and Jessica Alba. Phil Joanou (Final Analysis, Gridiron Gang) directs the supernatural horror.
Shooting is expected to begin in April.
The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins thirty years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
Rabe has also signed on the battle aliens in ABCs pilot episode of their new sci-fi series, The Visitors.
Lily Rabe has been tapped as the lead in ABC drama pilot The Visitors, from Amblin TV. Penned by Soo Hugh, The Visitors chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, an FBI agent and single mother who is torn between work and home life. Rabe, repped by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose, will next be seen in Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice.
Also reported by THR is that Kevin Bacon (above, The Following) will star in Wolf Creek director Greg Mclean’s new horror, 6 Miranda Drive. Radha Mitchell (below, Silent Hill) is also in negotiations to star.
Greg Mclean wrote the film, and will also direct, while Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions will produce. 6 Miranda Drive will begin shooting in L.A in March.
The project centers on a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force with them when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation. Feeding off their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their lives and home, with terrifying results.