Berlin: 'Vampire Diaries' Actress Sara Canning to Star in YA Thriller 'Level 16'

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Sara Canning

Danishka Esterhazy is directing the indie, which also stars Devery Jacobs and Imogen Waterhouse, sister of supermodel Suki Waterhouse.

The Vampire Diaries actress Sara Canning, Devery Jacobs and Imogen Waterhouse have joined the cast of the YA thriller Level 16 from writer/director Danishka Esterhazy and Markham Street Films.

Canning will play Ms. Brixil, the head of The Vestalis Academy, the boarding school at the center of the film. Jacobs, fresh from a breakout role in the Canadian indie Rhymes for Young Ghouls, will play the role of Vivien, who is trapped in the prison-like boarding school.

Vivien eventually reunites with Imogen Waterhouse's character, Sophia, a former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls start a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment.

Waterhouse, sister of supermodel Suki Waterhouse, also stars in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals. The indie is being shopped this week at the Berlin film market ahead of a summer 2016 shoot.

Level 16 is produced by Toronto-based Markham Street Films.

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