Jason Patric, Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Dina Meyer to Star in Landon Williams' Thriller 'Black Nightshade'

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From left: Jason Patric, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Dina Meyer

The indie feature is said to be in the vein of a classic Alfred Hitchcock film.

Filmmaker Landon Williams has found his cast for the indie feature Black Nightshade. 

The film, described in a press release as "a supernatural, psychological noir thriller," is currently in production in Los Angeles with a cast that includes Jason Patric (Narc), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (SWAT), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kenzie Dalton (Feud), B.J. Britt (Agents of SHIELD), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) and Jaime Gallagher (Dreamcatcher). Rounding out the cast are James Duval (Donnie Darko), Thyme Lewis (Days of Our Lives), Eryn Rea (Grey’s Anatomy), Madison Russ (Star Trek: Renegades), Robert H. Lambert (Burying Yasmeen), Josie M. Parker (Forgotten Abduction) and Nick Sarando (Seal the Deal).

Per the logline, Detective Ben Hays (Ferrigno) experiences a series of disturbing dreams while on the hunt for a serial killer. The haunting nightmares lead him to hypnotherapy and a psychiatrist (Meyer). The treatment reveals undeniable parallels between his nightmares and the murders, setting him into a tailspin of paranoia and distrust. Patric is said to open the film in a role that is being kept under wraps.

Williams (Anabolic Life) of Primitive Mind Prods. is directing from a script he co-wrote with Sarah Smith-Williams of Audacious Dreamer Prods. Carlos Sanchez, Williams and Smith-Williams are serving as producers, alongside Ferrigno, Gallagher and Casey Krehbiel. Nina Hamamura and Eric Kind of Brave Artists are executive producing.

Patric is repped by Abrams Artists; Ferrigno is with Brave Artists and Abrams Artists; Meyer is repped by Mosaic and Joseph Le Talent; Dalton is with KMR Talent; Britt is repped by Luber Roklin and Joseph Le Talent; Gallagher is with WMES; Duval is repped by Good Fear Content and TCA Mgmt; and Lewis is with HRI Talent.