The Walking Dead’s Benedict Samuel and Spartacus: Vengeance’s Hanna Mangan Lawrence have been cast in the new Blumhouse horror ‘Sweetheart‘. Sleight director J.D. Dillard will helm the survival horror film. Also cast in the film are Dope’s Kiersey Clemons and Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and will be working with a script Dillard co-wrote with Alex Theurer and Alex Hyner.
Deadline reports that Jason Blum, Bill Karesh, Dillard, Theurer, and Hyner are producing the pic, which is said to begin production this month. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Sleight, which marked Dillard’s feature directorial debut, was recently released through Blumhouse’s BH Tilt and took in $1.7M in it’s opening weekend on a production budget of 250K. Dillard is also attached to direct and co-write the remake of classic horror film The Fly for Fox.