EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.
Screen 2015 Star Of Tomorrow Nicholas Galitzine, who will be seen in tonight’s (Sept 11) world premiere of Toronto International Film Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema selection Handsome Devil [pictured], has joined The Changeover, which Radiant Films International is selling.
Previously announced Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless and Erana James also star in the supernatural thriller, which is scheduled to begin shooting on September 19.
Co-directors Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt will shoot entirely in New Zealand, in and around the Christchurch Central Business District. McKenzie adapted the screenplay from New Zealand author Margaret Mahy’s YA novel The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance.
The story centres on a 16-year-old girl who discovers her true identity and the supernatural powers within her after an ancient spirit attacks her infant brother.
Emma Slade of Firefly Films produces with investment from the New Zealand Film Commission, private backers and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant.
The film is being financed in association with Fulcrum Media Finance. Production partners include Park Road Post Production, Pukeko Pictures and the Christchurch City Council.
Radiant president and CEO Mimi Steinbauer and her team represent worldwide rights excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Handsome Devil is also on Radiant’s slate alongside TIFF selection Carrie Pilby.