Back in the “Carnivale” days Clancy Brown turned in a mesmerizing performance as Brother Justin, and now that word has come he’ll be returning to the cloth for Slasher Films’ Nothing to Fear, we couldn’t be happier. Ethan Peck has also signed on to the project as a townsperson with a past.
Per THR Anne Heche and James Tupper are already on board for the movie, which centers on a family whose journey toward a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted and evil pastor (Brown, pictured right).
“He’s in one of the movies we remember as kids that make us do what we do now,” said producer Rob Eric, referring to Brown’s memorable turn, to the genre fanboy crowd at least, as the Kurgan in 1986’s action fantasy Highlander. “He’s evil to the point that he believes he is doing good.”
Regarding Peck (“Gossip Girl”, In Time), Eric said, “It’s a very hard thing to go up against an actor who is so strong and embnodies his role as Clancy does, but Ethan is that man. Ethan will have really intense scenes with him.”
The horror thriller is being directed by creature and storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III as the feature producing debut of former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash and his new horror label Slasher Films. Producing with Slash are partners Rob Eric and Michael Williams. Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield, who raised the financing, are executive producers via their Movie Pacakge Co. Midlife Crisis Productions is co-financing. Content Film is handling foreign rights.
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