by: Sammy Mink
Lyriq Bent is joining Nicholas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies in PAY THE GHOST. The supernatural thriller centers on a couple whose young son is mysteriously abducted on Halloween night. A year later, they begin to sense his presence in frightening ways. A string of terrifying clues draws them to search for the boy throughout New York, where they uncover ancient secrets and discover a vicious, vengeful spirit. Bent has been cast as a detective in the film, which will be helmed by Uli Edel from a script by Dan Kay.
Bent is probably best known for his roles in two vastly different types of movies – horror films and teen dance dramas. Bent has appeared in the Saw franchise since its second installment but has also had roles in 2003’s Honey and 2006’s Take the Lead. In the TV realm, Bent has been a part of crime drama Rookie Blue since the beginning and will next star in the upcoming Syfy pilot 12 Monkeys and the Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.