Man, the horror just keeps coming from directing duo Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, the guys behind the Best Evil Dead Film That’s Not An Evil Dead Film, Wither. Last year, the Swedish filmmakers began production on upcoming Puppet Master reboot The Littlest Reich, and we learned a few months back that they were starting work on their fourth feature together, titled They Cast No Shadows.
This week brings an update on the film, with another cast member revealed ahead of shooting. We know that Jenny Pellicer, who stars in Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, will star in the film, and it has now been confirmed that Lisa Henni, who starred in Wither will appear alongside her.
Here’s the synopsis:
“In 1963, Laura and her sister Beth is the sole heirs of an enormous estate, including a mansion, on a small remote island just off the coast. Beth has been unemployed for a long time and is a heavy drinker, a troubled soul. She wants to sell everything off as soon as possible. But her big sister Laura has a brief memory of living there as small children with her grandmother. But that on one rainy night, everybody left in a hurry, including the staff working there. The children were sent to an orphanage home without any explanation and never heard from their grandmother again. Laura decides she wants to learn more about their distant relatives and takes a trip to the island. Upon arrival, their family history is slowly revealing itself in photos and diaries. But something about the past is hidden away, so dark and menacing, it will not let Laura leave while still alive.”
Pellicer will play Laura, and while no confirmation of Henni’s character has arrived, it wouldn’t be too reckless to assume she plays Beth. Casting will continue as development proceeds.
Laguna and Wiklund wrote the script with regular collaborator David Liljeblad, who also co-wrote and produced Wither and the duo’s follow-up We Are Monsters.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)