Christopher Lee returns to Hammer Films

Joins cast of Antti J. Jokinen's 'Invasion of Privacy'

LONDON -- New look, new investment but a familiar face for Hammer Films, one of the U.K.'s oldest production labels, as Christopher Lee joins the cast of the reinvigorated company's latest project.

Lee has signed up to star alongside double Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Antti J. Jokinen's directorial debut, "Invasion of Privacy," previously titled "The Resident."

Backed by Exclusive Media Group, the parent company for both Hammer Films and Spitfire Pictures, the film reunites Lee, who starred in a slew of horror pictures in the 1960s and 1970s made by Hammer Productions.

The new Hammer is a very different undertaking as part of Exclusive, which in turn is backed by the strategic investment group Cyrte Investments.

Exclusive Film Distribution, which debuted to buyers during this year's European Film Market in Berlin will be selling the movie during the upcoming Marche du Film.

Exclusive head of sales Peter Naish said: "It has been exciting to see this project evolve into such a high profile commercial thriller which is now ready to leap off the page."

The movie details the story of a woman who, after separating from her husband, moves into a loft apartment in Brooklyn, New York and finds herself at the center of some unwanted attention.

Producing the film for Hammer are Simon Oakes, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. Cary Brokaw will also produce. Hammer's Tobin Armbrust and Alex Brunner will executive produce along with Tom Lassally of 3 Arts Entertainment and Swank.
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