'Occult' Draws Rufus Sewell, Anne Heche
Christian Christiansen to Direct Mickey Liddell Thriller
Variety, 2 March 2012
Mickey Liddell has set up the thriller "The Occult" with Rufus Sewell, Anne Heche and newcomer Alycia Debnam-Carey in final negotiations to star.
Christian Christiansen is on board to direct the pic.
Story follows a small commune on the verge of witnessing an age old prophecy, that predicts the coming of the devil's daughter, come to fruition. As the shared eighteenth birthday of five girls approaches a sequence of murders causes panic to spread through the community making those to wonder whether the prophecy is coming true or someone is silencing those that known too much...
Liddell, Pete Shilaimon will produce with Michael Zelman, Jennifer Hilton and Scott Holroyd will exec produce. Liddell will also finance the pic through his Liddell Entertainment banner as well as distribute it through the company's new distribution wing.
The pic will go into production later on this month in North Carolina.
Liddell most recently produced Open Road's "The Grey" which has grossed more than $50 million worldwide after only costing around $20 million to film.
Sewell can be seen next in Fox's "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" and Christiansen most recently helmed "The Roommate."
Sewell is repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates and Parseghian/Planco and Debnam-Carey is repped by ICS and Management 360.
Christiansen is repped by WME.