The Baby in the Basket: Maryam d’Abo cast in gothic horror film

Maryam d’Abo of The Living Daylights and Xtro has signed on to star in the gothic horror film The Baby in the Basket

Best known for playing cellist Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights, actress Maryam d’Abo made her screen acting debut in the 1982 sci-fi horror film Xtro – and now she’s returning to the world of horror by taking a role in the gothic feature The Baby in the Basket!

Directed by Nathan Shepka (When Darkness Falls) from a screenplay by Tom Jolliffe (War of the Worlds: The Attack), The Baby in the Basket has the following synopsis: In 1940s, the nuns of a remote Scottish island convent ready for an impending storm, but when a baby is left on their doorstep, Sister Agnes becomes convinced he is the Devil and wants to kill the child. After Agnes is locked away a grim series of events ensue as the storm rages, and as her Sisters begin to question faith and reality, Sister Eleanor must try to repent and survive the dark events at St Augustine’s.

d’Abo joins a cast that includes Paul Barber (The Full Monty), Amber Doig-Thorne (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey), Annabelle Lanyon (Dream Demon), Michaela Longden (Jack in the Box: Awakening), Elle O’Hara (Memories of Another), and Alexandra Faye Sadeghian (Guns of Eden).

Shepka provided this statement: “We’re massively excited to round out our great cast for The Baby in the Basket with Maryam and look forward to seeing what she brings to the role of Mother Superior.

Jolliffe added: “We’re delighted to add Maryam D’abo to the cast. Alongside Paul Barber and Annabelle Lanyon, we have a wealth of experience opposite our rising cast members, Michaela, Elle and Amber.

Coming our way from Shepka Productions and Flickering Myth, in association with Nerdly, The Baby in the Basket is being produced by Ewan Jessamine, with Shepka and Jolliffe serving as executive producers alongside Gary Collinson.

The Baby in the Basket will be filming on location in Scotland in September and October.

d’Abo has worked on a handful of other horror projects in the years between Xtro and this film, including Nightlife, Something Is Out There, Chillers, Immortal Sins, Double Obsession, Stalked, Evil Remains, and an episode of Tales from the Crypt.

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