February 03, 2012 6:11pm PT by Borys Kit
'Highlander' Actor Joins Horror Thriller 'Nothing to Fear' (Exclusive)
Clancy Brown and Ethan Peck have joined the cast of Nothing to Fear, the horror thriller being directed by creature and storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III as the feature producing debut of former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash and his new horror label Slasher Films.
Anne Heche and James Tupper are already on board for the movie which centers on a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth.
Brown is set as the evil pastor while Peck will play a townsperson with a past.
Producing with Slash are partners Rob Eric and Michael Williams.
“He’s in one of the movies we remember as kids that make us do what we do now,” said Eric, referring to Brown’s memorable turn, to the genre fanboy crowd at least, as the Kurgan in 1986's action fantasy Highlander. “He’s evil to the point that he believes he is doing good.”
Regarding Peck, Eric said, “It’s a very hard thing to go up against an actor who is so strong and embnodies his role as Clancy does but Ethan is that man. Ethan will have really intense scenes with him.”
Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield, who raised the financing, are executive producers via their Movie Pacakge Co. Midlife Crisis Productions is co-financing.
Content Film is handling foreign rights.
Brown last appeared in Cowboys & Aliens and his numerous credits range from The Shawshank Redemption to The Informant!. His latest film, John Dies at the End from director Don Coscarelli, premiered at Sundance. He is repped by ICM and Pop Art Management.
ICM-repped Peck was last seen in In Time with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried and recently wrapped the indie The Wine of Summer with Marcia Gay Harden. He recurred last season on Gossip Girl as Blake Lively's love interest.
Alison Palmer negotiated the deal on behalf Slasher.