Hallow Road: Rosamund Pike, Matthew Rhys, Babak Anvari team for psychological thriller

Under the Shadow director Babak Anvari is at the helm of Hallow Road, a psychological thriller starring Rosamund Pike and Matthew Rhys

Last year, it was announced that Under the Shadow‘s Babak Anvari had signed on to direct a new entry in the Cloverfield franchise. While we wait to hear more about that project, Anvari is busy working on another film: he’s now in production on a psychological thriller called Hallow Road, starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason).

Scripted by William Gillies, Hallow Road was commissioned and developed by London Film & TV. The story follows two parents who enter a race against time when they receive a distressing late-night phone call from their daughter after she caused a tragic car accident.

The film is being produced by Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures with Ian Henry of London Film & TV and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Pictures. Financing is being provided by XYZ Films and Screen Ireland. Filming is taking place in Ireland and Prague.

Anvari gave the following statement to Deadline: “I treasure the opportunity to collaborate with Rosamund and Matthew, two hugely talented actors who I’ve long admired, on Hallow Road. I believe we can create something emotionally intense, and charged with uncanny terror, that nevertheless taps into something relatable to all families. I can’t wait to bring Will’s wonderful script to life with this brilliant team.

Producer Ian Henry added: “We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with Rosamund Pike and Matthew Rhys, a prestige cast that will elevate this intense drama to new heights, alongside the visionary director, Babak Anvari. XYZ and Two & Two Pictures are building a strong portfolio of films together and we are delighted to partner with them for this psychological thriller from Will Gillies, an exciting new screenwriting voice.

Hallow Road sounds like an interesting project and it’s coming from a promising team, so I look forward to seeing how it’s going to turn out. Under the Shadow guaranteed I’d be keeping track of Anvari’s career, and while I didn’t like his movie Wounds very much, I thought his third film I Came By was a step up from that one.

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Source: Deadline

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