In today’s film news roundup, Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth are starring in a horror-thriller, shooting has started in the Mojave Desert on “American Desert” and BAFTA announces its scholarship recipients.
“Designated Survivor” star Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth will star in the upcoming Thailand-set horror-thriller feature film, “Death of Me,” from “Saw” franchise director Darren Lynn Bousman.
Principal photography is expected to begin Wednesday. “Death of Me” was written by Ari Margolis & James Morley III and David Tish. The story centers on a couple on an exotic holiday who awaken one morning with a hangover and no recollection of what transpired. When playing back the video of their previous night, they learn they participated in a ritual that somehow ended with the husband murdering the wife — though she’s actually very much alive.
Producers are Lee Nelson and David Tish of EMA and Charles Dorfman of Samuel Marshall Productions. Executive producers are David Buelow on behalf of EMA, David Gilbery on behalf of Media Finance Capital, Michael Klein and Christopher D’Elia of Dobre Films, and Tannaz Anisi and Greg Schenz for 13 Films. The film is financed by Media Finance Capital, Samuel Marshall Productions and EMA. 13 Films is handling international rights.
“I have been so lucky in my career to work in such amazing and unique places,” Bousman said. “Shooting this film in Thailand and getting to work with such talented actors and crew is a dream come true. I am excited for people to see this incredibly macabre and suspenseful tale we have been working very hard on.
Hemsworth is represented by Uta and Fourward. Maggie Q is represented by CAA and Untitled Management. Bousman is represented by Verve and Zero Gravity Management. The news was first reported by Screen.
Will Brandt, Ruby Modine, Michael Ironside, Robert LaSardo, Callum Blue, and Amber Coney have been tapped to star in the independent drama “American Desert.”