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Dougray Scott Joins British Home Invasion Thriller 'Tiger House'

Stage director Thomas Daley makes his big-screen debut with the film that also stars Kaya Scodelario and Ed Skrein.

Kaya Scodelario
Kaya Scodelario

LONDON – Dougray Scott has joined the cast of Thomas Daley’s Tiger House, a British home invasion project currently shooting in South Africa.

The movie tells the story of a teenager faced with an armed gang who have broken into her boyfriend’s home and taken him and his family hostage. Unseen but cornered, she is left with no alternative but to fight back.

The movie is produced by U.K. banner Glass Man Films and South African company Tiger House Film and is being touted to buyers by Altitude Film Sales.

Directed by theater director Daley, the movie also boasts a young, up-and-coming British cast including Kaya Scodelario (Wuthering Heights, TV's cult teen show Skins) and Ed Skrein (Ill Manors, TV's Game of Thrones) alongside Scott (My Week with Marilyn). Daley, a former assistant director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and associate director at the Royal National Theatre, who has also directed opera for the English Touring Opera, is shooting the movie in Cape Town.

Tiger House marks the first film to be produced by Glass Man Films, comprised of producers Richard Mansell (Dom Hemingway) and Tarquin Glass, in partnership with established South African producer Ronnie Apteker (Material).

Ten10 Films' Tendeka Matatu (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema) exec produces.

Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall serve as executive producers for British banner Altitude.

Gary Millner also is an executive producer on the film.

Altitude aims to debut footage during the Marche du Film in Cannes 2014.

Financing is provided by South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation and the U.K.’s Creativity Capital.

The film is set for completion in late 2014.