Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Joy, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Crowded, Ted, Family Guy, Seinfeld) have joined the cast of Chris Peckover’s thriller SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Olivia DeJonge (M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit), Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones, Terra Nova, Red Dog: True Blue) and Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).
Also joining the cast are Dacre Montgomery (soon to star as Jason Lee Scott/the Red Ranger in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers) and Aleks Mikic (Joe Cinque’s Consolation, Secret City).
Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), has to defend their twelve-year-old son (Levi Miller) from strangers breaking into the house - only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.
Described as Home Alone meets Scream, the thriller is a Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production, directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented) and written by Zack Kahn and Peckover. The film is being produced by Storm Vision’s Brett Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene (Infini, Terminus, SFv1) and Best Medicine Productions’ Brion Hambel and Paul Jensen (Scenic Route, Natural Selection), and executive produced by Steven Matusko, Shane Abbess and Lorenzo De Maio.
Producer Brett Thornquest said, “We are honored that actors of the caliber and international standing of Virginia and Patrick have joined the cast along with Dacre and Aleks. With Olivia, Levi and Ed, this is the perfect ensemble."
Producer Brion Hambel said, “With this stellar group of actors and Chris and Zack's thrilling script, this promises to be a crazy night for our cast of characters and a crazier ride for the audience.”
XYZ Films is representing North American rights on the film and Versatile is handling international sales.
Repped by UTA and Untitled, it has recently been announced that Virginia will star in the new CBS series American Gothic which will commence filming this year.
Repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts Entertainment, Patrick Warburton is the star of the new comedy series Crowded and is the voice of Brock in the new animated feature Animal Crackers which is currently in production. Additionally, he will play Joe Lapchick in the feature Sweetwater.
Repped by Independent Management Company (IMC) Australia, and CAA and KTM Artist Group in the US, it has just been announced that Olivia has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film Lead Young Actress (14 - 21 years) at this year’s Young Artist Awards for her role in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit.
Repped by EATON Management in Australia and WME in the US, it has just been announced that Levi has been nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film Lead Young Actor (11 - 13 years) at this year’s Young Artist Awards for his role in Pan.
Repped by Sophie Jermyn Management, Industry Entertainment, Coast to Coast Talent & ICM Partners in the US, it has just been announced that Ed will be a judge at this year’s Trop Jr, the junior division of TropFest, the world’s largest short film festival.
Repped by Independent Management Company (IMC) Australia, and 3 Arts Entertainment in the US, Dacre will commence filming the lead role of Jason Lee Scott/the Red Ranger in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers this year.
Repped by RGM, Aleks will next be seen in the highly anticipated series Secret City set to premiere on Foxtel in 2016 and the feature film Joe Cinque’s Consolation.