Last month we dropped the news that horror network Chiller was teaming up with executive producer Drew Barrymore for the horror film ANIMAL, and today we've learned that a few familiar names have joined the cast.
Keke Palmer (JOYFUL NOISE) will topline the original feature, currently in production in Manchester, Conn., according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joining Palmer in the flick is hip-hop star-turned-actress Eve (BARBERSHOP), Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break"), Parker Young (ENLISTED), Joey Lauren Adams (CHASING AMY), Elizabeth Gillies ("Victorious"), Paul Iacono ("The Hard Times of R.J. Berger"), Thorsten Kaye ("Smash") and Jeremy Sumpter ("Friday Night Lights').
Animal follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a blood-thirsty predator. Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group puts their differences aside and fights for survival.
ANIMAL will receive a limited release in theaters and will be available on-demand in 2014 before debuting on Chiller.
Barrymore is an executive producer alongside Nancy Juvonen, and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith and Thommy Hutson. Hutson and Catherine Trillo penned the script and is directed by Brett Simmons. Gary J. Tunnicliffe created the creature effects.