The Front Room: Brandy Norwood to star in horror film from Robert Eggers’ brothers

The Northman director Robert Eggers worked with production company / distributor A24 on his first two features, The Witch and The Lighthouse. And now his younger brothers Max and Sam Eggers are following in his footsteps. Max and Sam are writing and directing a psychological horror film called The Front Room for A24, and Variety reports that Brandy Norwood (Queens, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) will be starring in the film.

Based on a short story by Susan Hill, The Front Room centers on

a young, newly pregnant couple forced to take in an ailing stepmother who has long been estranged from the family. 

Norwood is joined in the cast by Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Andrew Burnap (WeCrashed), and Neal Huff (Spotlight).

The Front Room is being produced by A24, along with Lucan Toh, Babak Anvari, and Bryan Sonderman of Two & Two Pictures, as well as Julia Oh and David Hinojosa of 2AM. A24 is financing the project and will be handling the worldwide theatrical release.

Max Eggers co-wrote The Lighthouse with his brother Robert and was a production assistant on Robert’s 2008 short film adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story The Tell-Tale Heart. Sam Eggers was also a production assistant on that short film, and on The Witch. Sam also co-wrote and co-edited the 2018 documentary Olympia, about actress Olympia Dukakis.

Robert Eggers is quite a unique filmmaker, so it will be interesting to see how a movie directed by his brothers is going to turn out. Does The Front Room sound interesting you? Have you read the Susan Hill short story? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

If you would like to read the short story, it can be found in Hill’s collection The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories. Copies can be purchased at THIS LINK.

The Travelling Bag Susan Hill
Source: Variety

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