Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson join Katie Holmes in The Boy 2
Owain Yeoman (American Sniper, TURN) and Ralph Ineson (The VVitch, Ready Player One) have joined STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Boy 2, a follow up to the successful horror-thriller feature The Boy (2016), according to Deadline. The actors will join Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Phone Booth, Ray Donovan), who will headline the cast in the role of Liza.
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
Principal photography will begin in Victoria, British Columbia on January 14th, 2019. William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside) will return to direct the sequel.
Penned by the same writer, Stacey Menear, The Boy 2 will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, as well as Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.
William Brent Bell’s The Boy was produced for under $15 million and grossed $68 million worldwide.
Brent Bell has firmly established himself in the cinematic world of horror, having directed The Boy, Wer, and The Devil Inside, and is currently in-development on multiple projects, including Blumhouse Productions’ TV series, Posthumans.
STXfilms and Lakeshore’s recent collaborations include Pierre Morel’s action-thriller Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, and the romance-drama Adrift, starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin. STX Entertainment is co-producing The Boy 2 with Lakeshore and will distribute in the US, while jointly handling international sales with Lakeshore.