Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington & Sean Pertwee Join The Reckoning
According to Deadline, Joe Anderson (The Crazies), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game) and Sean Pertwee (Gotham) have joined Charlotte Kirk (Vice) in Neil Marshall’s horror film The Reckoning.
Per the report, Marshall has also cast Leon Ockenden (Mr. Selfridge), Emma Campbell-Jones (Doctor Who), Callum Goulden (Ghost Stories), Suzanne Magowan (Samantha), Indianna Ryan (The A List), Mark Ryan (Transformers), Oliver Trevena (The Angel) and newcomer Sarah Lambie to join previously cast Bill Fellows, Emma Holzer, Rick Warden and Ian Whyte.
The Reckoning is a female-driven story that is set around the witch hunts and the great plague in England in 1665. The movie follows Evelyn Haverstock (Kirk), a young widow, haunted by the recent suicide of her husband Joseph, who is falsely accused of being a witch by her jealous Landlord, Squire Pendleton, after she rejects his unwanted advances.
Besides Lionsgate’s upcoming Hellboy feature opening on April 12, 2019, Marshall’s previous credits include horror movies The Descent, Dog Soldiers, and the sci-fi thriller Doomsday. It is also rumored that the director will be helming the adventure fantasy movie Skull Island: Blood of the Kong.
The script was co-written by Marshall, Edward Evers-Swindell, and Kirk, who is also serving as executive producer. MoviePass Films CEOs and Co-founders Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Ted Farnsworth are producing with Marshall Jonas Babics, Yu-Fai Suen, Amelie Leroy, and Ted Fox. MoviePass Films’ Tim Sullivan and Alex Eckert will co-produce.
Production on the project is scheduled to start on January 15 in Wales.