Lara Belmont from Tim Roth's The War Zone has joined Mars Attacks!' Lukas Haas in the ensemble cast of WT2's British Scream picture, Long Time Dead, the company announced this week.

Other young actors and actresses in the cast of the urban horror flick are Alec Newman, Joe Absolom, James Hillier, Marsha Thomason, Melanie Gutteridge and Mel Raido. The production started shooting on location around London for eight weeks this week.

Directed by newcomer Marcus Adams from a script by Daniel Bronzite, Long Time follows a group of students whose dabbling with a Ouija board leads to a string of eerie murders. James Gay Rees is producing for his and Mel Smith's UK production label Lola Productions.

Universal Pictures will handle worldwide distribution. WT2 is the low-budget wing of UK production operation Working Title Films.