Cary Elwes' 'Ghost Light' Comedy Lands at Giant Pictures

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'Ghost Light'

Director John Stimpson's indie about a 'Macbeth' theater production gone off the rails is due for a June 18 release.

Giant Pictures has picked up North American rights to Ghost Light, a supernatural comedy about a theater production of Macbeth that unleashes a Shakespearean curse.

Directed by John Stimpson under his H9 production banner, the film stars Cary Elwes, Tom Riley, Roger Bart, Carol Kane, Shannyn Sossamon and Danielle Campbell. Stimpson wrote and produced Ghost Light with Geoffrey Taylor.

The dark comedy centers on a disgruntled actor who disregards the superstition surrounding Shakespeare’s Macbeth and unwittingly unleashes the play's legendary curse on the troupe with tragic consequences. Elwes plays an inept former soap star with deep pockets in a theater troupe, while Riley portrays a disgraced former New York theater star and Bart plays the director.

Giant will release the film June 18 on all digital platforms, plus DVD nationwide.

"Delivering fun and scares in equal measure, Ghost Light introduces the myth of the ‘Scottish Play’ to a whole new generation," Giant Pictures' Sarah Dawson said in a statement.

CAA handled the North American sale, while Shoreline Entertainment is representing foreign sales on Ghost Light.