Felix: Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in creepy doll horror film produced by Joe Carnahan


Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead‘s own Negan, has signed on to star in the horror thriller Felix for director John Kissack (Everfall) and producer Joe Carnahan (Boss Level). Highland Film Group is representing worldwide sales on the project, which is expected to start filming sometime this spring.

Written by Casey Giltner, Felix is described as a “unique and chilling tale”. Here’s the synopsis:

Charlie and his best friend Jimmy are making a movie with dreams of becoming Hollywood directors. When Charlie’s Dad finds an old ventriloquist doll named Felix among his late mother’s belongings, Charlie and Jimmy immediately cast Felix as the creepy antagonist in their movie. Through a chain of increasingly sinister and disturbing events, the family discovers that Felix has a mind of his own and it’s up to Charlie and Jimmy to rid their family of this ominous force they’ve awoken.

Morgan will be playing Charlie’s Dad, while Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (The Haunting of Bly Manor) is taking on the role of Charlie himself. Ainsworth is also in the cast of the horror film All Fun and Games, which is currently filming.

Carnahan is producing Felix with Jayson Therrien and Kissack. Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser had this to say about the project:

We could not be more thrilled to reteam with Joe Carnahan after the success of Hulu’s Boss Level starring Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo. We are so excited to have the incredibly talented Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth join our Felix family and bring these roles to life. This Super 8 meets Child’s Play thriller is a nail-biting and suspenseful horror film. We cannot wait to see cameras roll on this totally awesome project.”

Super 8 and Child’s Play are two of my favorites, so this sounds like a promising mash-up to me. I’m also on board to watch anything Carnahan puts his name on, so I was already sold on Felix before I even read any of the details.

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