Casting: Lena Headey detonates Gunpowder Milkshake, Rebecca Hall boards new horror-thriller from David Goyer

First up on this version of SYFY WIRE’s casting roundup, simply as one gig wraps, one other begins for Lena Headey. The actress who performs Circei Lannister on the hit HBO sequence Game of Thrones (which airs its remaining season this spring) will costar in Gunpowder Milkshake, an action-thriller directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado of Big Bad Wolves fame. 

Although particulars on the movie and Headey’s function are scarce, Deadline, which first broke the information about Headey, describes Gunpowder Milkshake as “a high-concept action thriller with a rich mythology that revolves around a multi-generational ensemble cast.”

We additionally know that the movie will star Karen Gillan (Avengers: Infinity War). So, there’s that. And, oh: The undertaking has beforehand been described as an ultra-violent movie throughout the murderer style, with a solid that’s being envisioned as all-women.


Meanwhile, Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) is about to star in The Night House, an indie horror movie produced by Dark Knight scribe David S. Goyer.  

According to Variety, David Bruckner will direct a script by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. In The Night House, Hall performs a widow who uncovers disturbing secrets and techniques of her not too long ago deceased husband. So, wow. Like the outline of Gunpowder Milkshake, that is… fairly cryptic. 

Anyway, manufacturing for The Night House is about to start in May.


And lastly, Locke & Key, the upcoming horror-fantasy sequence based mostly on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s award-winning darkish fantasy IDW comedian guide, has landed one other common solid member. A report from Variety introduced that Petrice Jones (Step Up: High Water, Play the Devil) has been solid as a sequence common for the upcoming present. 

Jones will play, Scot, an enormous horror-film buff and chief of “The Savini Squad,” a bunch of teenagers obsessive about the work of special-effects make-up artist Tom Savini. 

He joins beforehand introduced solid members Sherri Saum, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, and Jackson Robert Scott.  

Locke & Key follows three siblings who transfer to Massachusetts after the homicide of their father, the place they be taught that their new residence hosts a set of magical keys, every of which supplies the youngsters a distinct capability. The downside, although, is {that a} demon additionally needs these keys, and can do no matter it takes to get them. (Finally, some particulars!)

Netflix ordered 10 episodes for Locke & Key 4 months after Hulu handed on making its personal present based mostly on the fabric. 

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