Shawnee Smith, Erica Leerhsen and AnnaLynne McCord will star in the horror film Slaughter for Maverick Films, Angel Baby Entertainment and the Slamdance Film Festival.
Smith (Saw II and Saw III), Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and McCord (Day of the Dead) will play actresses unknowingly cast in a Japanese snuff film.
Memoirs of a Geisha actors Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Eugenia Yuan will play a director and producer, respectively. Karl Yune will play the women’s co-star, and Jonathon Trent will play the boyfriend of McCord’s character.
The Hollywood Reporter says Victor Garcia’s feature is based on the script by 2007 Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition winners Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby. Producing are Maverick’s Mark Morgan, Guy Oseary and Cheri Wozniak, Angel Baby’s Gregory Segal and John Andrew Gallagher and Slamdance’s Peter Baxter.
Leerhsen replaces Dominique Swain, who dropped out of the project because of scheduling conflicts.