Casting is now complete and filming is currently underway in Winnipeg on Highland Film Group’s We Summon the Darkness. Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) and Keean Johnson (Nashville) have taken starring roles in the horror film which is being directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer).
The ensemble cast also includes Maddie Hasson (Impulse, Novitiate), Logan Miller (Love, Simon, Before I Fall), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy, Rise), and Austin Swift (Live by Night, I.T.).
Burying the Ex‘s Alan Trezza wrote the script and Robert Jones, James Harris and Mark Lane (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Three Seconds) of The Fyzz are producing and financing with Magna Entertainment. Kyle Tekiela, Jarod Einsohn, Christian Armogida, and Thomas E van Dell are also on board as producers. Andrew Kotliar, Elizabeth Zavoyskiy, Joshua Sason, Rebecca Schaper, Lee Broda, Mike Donovan, Eytan Rockaway, and Robert Girard are executive producing.
Highland Film Group plans to introduce the film to buyers in Toronto.
Alexandra Daddario recently wrapped up work on We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I Am Not a Bird, and Lost Transmissions. Keean Johnson’s been keeping busy with Alita: Battle Angel, Emperor, and Cut Throat City. He also has a role in Roland Emmerich’s Midway starring Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, and Mandy Moore.
The Plot: The killing spree of murderous Satanists has already led to 18 deaths throughout America’s Heartland. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy metal gig. Naive, they bond with three seemingly fun-loving guys and the group heads off to Alexis’ secluded country home for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery may instead take a dark, deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted?