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'Twilight's' Peter Facinelli to Star in 'Gallows Hill' (Exclusive)
The Twilight Saga’s Peter Facinelli will star in Gallows Hill, a supernatural horror movie to be directed by Victor Garcia.
Sophia Myles (Underworld) and Nathalia Ramos (Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis) are also in the movie, which is being produced by David Higgins of Launchpad Productions, Peter Block of A Bigger Boat and Andrea Chung.
Written by Richard D’Ovidio (Thirteen Ghosts), the story follows an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). After a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated inn, they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement and their decision to set her free has unintended consequences. D’Ovidio and Higgins wrote the story.
Shooting is due to being this month in Bogota, the capital of Colombia.
Mauricio Ardila and Julian Giraldo of E-NNOVVA Films are exec producing, and Octane, IM Global's genre arm, is handling international sales.
The South American castmembers include Carolina Guerra of A Corazon Abierto, the Latin American adaptation of Grey's Anatomy, and Colombian star Diego Cadavid.
Garcia has toiled mostly in the franchise horror world, helming such titles as Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2 and Hellraiser: Revelations. This will be the first original outing for the director, who is repped by New Wave Entertainment and attorney Jeremy Tenser.
Facinelli is best known for playing Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight movies and also stars on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. He is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment.
Myles is repped by Gersh and United Agents, Ramos by Coast to Coast Talent.