Warner Bros has secured UK rights to genre horror The Little People, starring Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth, in a deal with Cornerstone Films.
Warner Bros plan to release the creature feature, directed by UK filmmaker Jon Wright (Robot Overlords), in 2021.
Production has wrapped in London on the film, with John-Kamen (Ant-Man And The Wasp) and Booth (The Dirt) newly announced as the two leads. They play two Londoners who escape city life for rural Ireland, only to discover murderous goblins living at the foot of their new garden.
The cast also includes Colm Meaney (Seberg), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls), Chris Walley (The Young Offenders) and Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones).
The screenplay was written by Mark Stay (Robert Overlords) and Wright.
The Little People is funded by Ingenious Media and produced by Piers Tempest (Military Wives) and Peter Touche (Unhinged, Military Wives) as a Tempo Production in association with Automatik VFX.
Executive producers are Jo Bamford of Tempo; Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of Cornerstone Films; and Janine Modder. Further executive producers include Matt Williams, Jamie Jessop, Andrea Scarso, Michael Reuter, Seb Barker and Doris Pfardrescher.
John-Kamen most recently starred in The Stranger on Netflix and Brave New World on Peacock/Sky One. It was recently revealed she will take a leading role in Constantin Film’s reboot of horror franchise Resident Evil.
Booth most recently starred in Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt and will next be seen in Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year and in a supporting role in Terrence Malick’s upcoming The Last Planet. Both are Screen Stars of Tomorrow.