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Beth Riesgraf, who was one of the stars of TNT’s Leverage, is starring in the psychological horror thriller Shut In, which began production this week in Shreveport, La.
Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Veronica Mars movie) and Jack Kesy (Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain) also are starring in the indie flick, which is being directed by Adam Schindler (Delivery: The Beast Within).
Riesgraf is playing a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis. (Da-da-DAH!)
The production start marks a milestone for the project, whose road began in 2010 when it was written by TJ Cimfel and David White. It won top honors at the 2011 Shriekfest and was on the 2012 Blood List of Hollywood’s top unproduced horror screenplays.
Steven Schneider, whose credits include the horror films Insidious and Paranormal Activity, is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli).
Executive producing are Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Vicarious Entertainment.
Riesgraf next co-stars opposite Jason O’Mara in new forthcoming USA series Complications. She is repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.
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