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Del Toro & Scott Cooper's Antlers starring Keri Russell begins filming

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production, Film, and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced today that principal photography has commenced in Vancouver, British Columbia for the horror thriller ANTLERS. The movie is the first project between Fox Searchlight Pictures and Guillermo del Toro following the announcement of a deal between Searchlight and del Toro that covers live-action feature film projects to be written, produced and/or directed by del Toro. 

Based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Antosca, ANTLERS centers on:

A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. 

Starring in ANTLERS are Keri Russell (STAR WARS: EPISODE IX), Jesse Plemons (FARGO), Jeremy T. Thomas (LORE), Graham Greene (WIND RIVER), Scott Haze (VENOM), Rory Cochrane (WHITE BOY RICK) and Amy Madigan (FIELD OF DREAMS). 

Director Scott Cooper:

I couldn’t be more excited to begin production on ANTLERS with Guillermo Del Toro, and reunite with my dear friends at Fox Searchlight. They’re incredible filmmakers - not to mention necessary filmmakers - and are extremely passionate and supportive of my vision as I venture into yet another genre, and delve into the unnerving world of ancestral spirits.

Fox Searchlight Chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula:

We are delighted to be back in business with Scott Cooper, with whom we had an incredible journey on the Oscar-winning CRAZY HEART, and Guillermo Del Toro, fresh off THE SHAPE OF WATER.

Added Greenfield and Greenbaum:

Scott is a master of creating human dramas with unforgettable performances.  ANTLERS will allow him to bring his unique gifts to the horror genre.  We could not be more thrilled.

Directed by Scott Cooper (BLACK MASS), the film is written by Henry Chaisson (OPEN 24 HOURS) & Nick Antosca (CHANNEL ZERO) with revisions by Scott Cooper. The film’s producers are Guillermo del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER), J. Miles Dale (THE SHAPE OF WATER), David S. Goyer (BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE), and Kevin Turen (99 HOMES) serving as executive producer.

Joining Cooper on the film is director of photography Florian Hoffmeister, production designer Tim Grimes (WAR OF THE WORLDS), editor Dylan Tichenor (PHANTOM THREAD), costume designer Karin Nosella (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL), creature effects supervisor Shane Mahan (THE SHAPE OF WATER) and special effects make-up artists Lindala Schminken (GODZILLA) and Toby Lindala (THE REVENANT). The film will be overseen by Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum and SVP of Production DanTram Nguyen and Coordinator Cornelia Burleigh.

Source: AITH

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