I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE has cast The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson as Lily, a young nurse who is hired as caretaker for an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that the home is host to a horrific ghost story of its own. Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton have also signed on to the horror pic from writer/director Osgood Perkins.
Wilson, repped by CAA and Untitled, won the Golden Globe last year for her role in Showtime’s The Affair and stars opposite Idris Elba in Luther. Balaban’s credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Monuments Men, and Moonrise Kingdom. He is repped by Paradigm and Elevate Artist Management.
I Am The Pretty Thing reunites Perkins and Boynton, who previously worked together on February. The well-reviewed horror film from the Toronto Film Fest was acquired by A24 and DirecTV. Boynton is repped by Innovative Artists and United Agents, Perkins by CAA.
The horror pic is part of a pact between Rob Paris’s Paris Film, Inc, Robert Menzies’s Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films. The companies have partnered to co-finance and produce a slate of 5 films over the first 2 years, with production based in Ottawa. Paris and Menzies are producing and Ghossein is executive producing. I Am The Pretty Thing is set to begin principal photography in Ottawa next month.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer