Sleepy Hollow star Katia Winter and newcomer Ashley Jones will star in maternal horror UNWANTED, which just wrapped production and is set for a 2017 release.
The film – in which Winter plays a mother who finds herself and her young daughter (Jones) targeted by an evil presence – is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, who won himself a 3-picture deal with Bob Weinstein and Dimension on the strength of his 2002 debut horror short, Daughter, and whose feature debut – demonic horror Curandero – was written and executive produced by Robert Rodriguez. Most recently, he directed 2013’s Fright Night 2.
After the premature death of her estranged husband, Emma (Winter) regains custody of their young daughter, Isla (Jones), and hopes to rebuild their relationship after many years apart. But when an evil entity begins to torment them, mother and daughter are forced to face the inexplicable presence that inhabits the walls of their new home.
A series regular on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, Winter (pictured) has previous genre pedigree, having starred in 2013’s Banshee Chapter, suspense thriller Love Sick Love and 2007’s little-seen The Seer, as well as a recurring role on Dexter. UNWANTED co-stars Zach Avery of Joker fan film The Laughing Man, Richard Bekins (The Bleeding House, Limitless) and Emmy Tanzy (upcoming horror Viral).
UNWANTED is produced by Luis Guerrero and Chris Lemos of Vital Pictures, with Kacie Lehner and Ash Christian. Executive producing is Hostel/Suicide Squad actor Jay Hernandez.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)