Talk about a star-studded cast...
...Via Deadline, Sophia Lillis (Gretel and Hansel), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and Charlie Plummer (The Clovehitch Killer) have signed onto an adaptation of author Joe R. Lansdale's novel, The Thicket, joining an already incredible cast including Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)! The film is directed by Elliot Lester (Nightingale) and written by Chris Kelley.
In The Thicket:
"The story follows an innocent young man named Jack ( Plummer) who goes on an epic quest to rescue his sister (Lillis) after she is kidnapped by violent killer “Cut Throat Bill” (Rapace) and her gang. Jack enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter named Reginald Jones (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart prostitute. The three track the girl into the deadly no-man’s land known as The Big Thicket — a place where blood and chaos reign."
I've never read this novel, but I love the work of Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-tep), and this story sounds like a vicious, bloody descent into terror with a cast to die for.
The film is produced by Giannia Nunnari of Hollywood Gang (300), Dinklage and David Ginsberg of Estuary Films (Think We’re Alone Now), Matt Hookings of Camelot Films (The Obscure Life Of The Grand Duke Of Corsica), Shannon Gaulding (The Domestics), and Andre L III of MiLu Entertainment.
The Thicket is currently in pre-production.
By Matt Konopka