Late last month we brought you the news that THE SIXTH SENSE and UNBREAKABLE director M. Night Shyamalan was quietly shooting a microbudgeted film titled SUNDOWNING that was said to be a return to the creepy genre fare that helped jumpstart his career. At the time of our first report there wasn't a lot known on the project as details had been kept secret, but now The Wrap has learned that BAD WORDS actress Kathryn Hahn and rising child actor Ed Oxenbould will be starring in the film, and we've got some minor plot details to go along with this bit of casting news.
Hahn plays a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong. Oxenbould plays her son, who is protective of his sister.
No other plot details were immediately available, as Shyamalan prefers to surprise his audience. However, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.
Shyamalan is producing with Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan, while Steven Schneider of Room 101 is executive producing. Production has nearly wrapped in Shyamalan's home base of Pennsylvania.
This project has us rather intrigued. We'll be keeping an ear to the ground for more on SUNDOWNING so keep checking in.