It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any sort of update on Ti West’s upcoming The Innkeepers for Dark Sky Films, but now that this week marks the start of production, we have some solid casting news to share.
From the Press Release:
Sara Paxton (pictured, Last House on the Left, Superhero Movie) is set to star as the lead in this classic ghost story, which is written and will be directed by West. The film will also star Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, and George Riddle among others.
The Innkeepers is centered around the final two employees working in a haunted hotel before it goes out of business. After over one hundred years in business, The Yankee Pedlar Hotel is about to close its doors for good. The last remaining clerks, Claire (Sara Paxton), a twenty-something that has come to terms with her lot in life, and Luke (Pat Healy), a computer-smart loner, are convinced that the hotel is haunted and are determined to prove it. As time ticks down to the final days of operation, mysterious guests check in including Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis), a former TV actress turned psychic, and an old man insistent on staying in Room 353. As several strange occurrences begin to add up, both Claire and Luke must make the crucial decision on what to believe and what not to believe…
The shoot will be taking place at The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut, a hotel long known for being haunted in real life.
Greg Newman, EVP of MPI Media Group said, “Ti West is one of the most creative voices in independent film today, and we are very happy to be continuing our association with this amazing young filmmaker.”
The film, which blends the classic ghost story style with a solid modern twist, is being produced by Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Ti West, and Larry Fessenden by Dark Sky Films in partnership with Glass Eye Pix.
Keep it here for more on The Innkeepers as it comes.
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