'90210' Star Shenae Grimes Snags Lead in Indie Thriller 'The Bequest'

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Grimes plays a young woman returning to her family's secluded island home to confront her past.

90210 star Shenae Grimes has the lead in the indie psychological thriller The Bequest, about a young woman returning to a mysterious island home to confront her past.

Grimes starred in the CW’s modern update of Beverly Hills, 90210 for five seasons. The Bequest, directed by Jeff Kopas and shooting in northern Ontario, also stars Gil Bellows, Don McKellar, Rosemary Dunsmore and Natalie Brown.

The film follows Jenibel Heath (Grimes) on her return to her family's secluded island lodge to help her siblings care for their dying father, ten years after the mysterious suicide of her mother. Set to inherit the bulk of the family's estate, Jenibel fears that her siblings do not have her best intentions at heart and she struggles to keep her sanity after she becomes trapped on the island.

The Bequest is based on a script Kopas co-wrote with Doug Taylor, with Kopas, Ryan Reaney and Robert Budreau sharing producer credits.

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