Filming has begun on Jaume Balaguero’s supernatural thriller Muse

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

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More than two years after we first heard about the project, production is finally underway on [REC] co-creator Jaume Balagueró's supernatural thriller, MUSE, the Spanish director's return to English-language filmmaking 14 years after DARKNESS.

Written by Balagueró and Fernando Navarro, MUSE is based on the novel The Lady Number Thirteen by José Carlos Somoza and tells the following story: 

Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered by a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same woman who appears every night in his dreams is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and there he meets Rachel who has also dreamed about the murder. Together, they will do whatever they can to discover the identity of the mystery woman, entering a terrifying world controlled by the figures who have inspired artists throughout time: The Muses. 

The film stars Elliot Cowan, Ana Ularu, Franka Potente, Charlotte Vega, Leonor Watling, Joanne Whalley, and Christopher Lloyd, who is featured with Balagueró in the first behind-the-scenes image from the production (see above).

MUSE has been a long time coming, so it's great to see that it's finally happening. Balagueró has assembled a solid cast and the story sounds very interesting, so this seems like one to look forward to, especially given Balagueró's track record.

Ana Ularu


Source: Aullidos, Variety

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