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Jaeden Lieberher, most recently seen battling clowns in last year’s box-office smash It remake, has joined The Lodge, the English-language debut from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, directors of the acclaimed Austrian horror pic Goodnight Mommy.
Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Lia McHugh (American Woman) have also boarded the film, while Riley Keough was announced as being cast in the film last year.
The Lodge, which started production Wednesday in Montreal, tells the story of a soon-to-be-stepmom snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from the woman’s strict religious childhood.
The script was penned by Sergio Casci, Franz and Fiala from an original idea by Casci.
Hammer Films and FilmNation Entertainment are producing. Filmnation is also financing and serving as international sales agent, teaming with Endeavor Content for the U.S.
Lieberher is repped by CAA, DMC Management and Brett Ruttenberg and Nicole Perna at imPRint; McHugh is repped by Paradigm and J Pervis Talent; and Armitage is repped by 360, WME and Sloane Offer Weber Dern.
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