American Refugee: Erika Alexander & more cast in Blumhouse Epix film

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Blumhouse is producing eight horror and thriller films for the Epix premium cable outlet, and now we know what two of them will be. We previously heard that the first Blumhouse / Epix movie to go into production was A House on the Bayou, and now the companies are moving forward with the second one, American Refugee.

Like A House on the Bayou, American Refugee is filming in New Orleans. This one will tell the story of 

a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker, while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

Erika Alexander, Derek Luke, and Sam Trammell have been cast in the lead roles. They'll be joined on the screen by Peyton Jackson, Zamani Wilder, Jessi Case, and Vince Mattis.

Everybody Hates Chris co-creator Ali LeRoi is directing the film from a screenplay by Allison and Nicolas Buckmelter. The Buckmelters' script was awarded the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is executive producing American Refugee with Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold.

Source: Deadline

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