'True Blood,' 'Once Upon a Time' Actresses Join Indie 'Homecoming' (Exclusive)
Lauren Bowles, Max Ryan, Victoria Smurfit, Suleka Matthew, Kiowa Gordon and Michelle Arthur will lead the Radar Pictures project.
Dark comedy Homecoming has found its cast with leads Lauren Bowles (True Blood), Max Ryan (Death Race), Victoria Smurfit (Once Upon A Time), Suleka Mathew (Da Vinci’s Inquest), Kiowa Gordon (Twilight Saga) and Michelle Arthur (Fun with Dick and Jane).
The indie film is the first project under Ted Field’s Radar Pictures overall co-production deal with Paul Kampf, who will direct.
Homecoming centers on a lonely housewife, Joy (Bowles), who is new to a neighborhood with wealthy suburban alpha-moms. She soon falls into their world of backstabbing and botox, and is seduced into sacrificing her family for popularity in a desperate attempt to fit in.
Sarah Hehman and Christi Sperry wrote the script for Homecoming, which will shoot in Portland, Oregon, at the end of the month.
Kampf, Field and Aldo LaPietra are producing while Mike Weber is executive producing, all through Radar Pictures, along with Portland-based Holly Levow.
Kampf, a 25-year vet of the industry, was named partner at Radar Pictures in June.
Bowles is known for playing Holly Cleary on HBO’s popular vampire series True Blood. Her film credits include Hall Pass and voice work on Free Birds. She's repped by Innovative Artists, Main Title Entertainment and Stone, Meyer.
Ryan, who will play Mark in the film, was previously seen in Sex and the City 2 and Death Race. He's repped by Morris Yorn. Smurfit who is known for her role as Cruella De Vil in ABC series Once Upon a Time, will play Nikki in Homecoming. She’s repped by UTA, United Agents, Silver Lining Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Canadian actress Mathew, known for her portrayal of Dr. Sunita Ramen on the Canadian television series Da Vinci's Inquest, will play Tory. She’s repped by Van Gogh Talent and John Crosby Management. Gordon, who will play the role of William, is known for his role as Embry in the Twilight franchise, and he currently stars in Sundance TV’s The Red Road. He’s repped by Clear Talent Group. Michelle Arthur, whose credits include Saving Mister Banks and Number 23, will play the role of Rachel.