Ned Crowley (Middle Man) is writer-director on the feature which Ellen Wander’s Film Bridge International is launching for sales at the AFM.
Pearce will play Dr. Bender, a faithless physician who agrees to escort an anguished mother (Wise) on a journey across a treacherous desert. The mother is hopeful of finding a cure for her daughter’s mysterious illness: she is possessed by the devil. Roth will play the role of Preacher Ross.
Having secured a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement, filming is due to begin in New Mexico in January, 2024.
The film will be produced by Ellen Wander and Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International, in partnership with Summer Crockett-Moore and Tony Glazer of Choice Films.
Film Bridge has closed initial pre-sales on the movie with Falcon Films in Middle East/North Africa, Signature Entertainment in the UK, Umbrella Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand, Russian Report in CIS, Blitz Film Group in Ex-Yugoslavia, and Monolith in Poland.
Jack Christian and D.J. McPherson serve as executive producers for Filmology Finance along with David Guglielmo.
Writer-director Crowley described working with these actors as “dream come true”: “They are true actors’ actors, unafraid to delve into the depths of morally complex characters.”
Wander added: “We are thrilled to be working with Guy and Tim once again especially on this compelling material.’’
Film Bridge most recently produced Assassin Club starring Henry Golding, Noomi Rapace, Sam Neill and Daniela Melchior.