(January 19, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Star watchers, paparazzo and just the curious should be on the lookout as Golden Globe® Winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Saving Mr. Banks) will be heading to our nation’s capital next month to start work on a new Canada-US co-production titled I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. is producing and co-financing the film through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films. Paris and Menzies are producing and Ghossein is executive producing.
Wilson will play a character named Lily, a young nurse hired to care for elderly Helen Bloom, a best-selling author of ghost stories who has chosen to live out her final days in her beloved country home – a home that holds an horrific ghost story of its own. Costars include Academy Award® Nominee Bob Balaban (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom) and Lucy Boynton (February, Miss Potter). Osgood Perkins wrote the script and will be directing, with principal photography scheduled to begin in Ottawa on February 16th. This is the second project with Paris Film, Inc., Zed Filmworks and Go Insane Films following their successful collaboration on February, which was also directed by Perkins and stars Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boyton. It has been acquired in the U.S. by A24 after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Los Angeles-based Paris Film, Inc. and Zed Filmworks joined forces in a partnership with Go Insane Films to co-finance and produce a slate of 5 films over 2 years with production based in Ottawa. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is the third project to be announced under the deal. Other projects include: Chris Eigeman’s Trinity, which tracks the harrowing and life-changing experience of two brilliant young physicists recruited in 1943 from Columbia University to help build the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos; and Zak Hilditch’s Numbskull, which tells the story of internet sensation Billy “The Kid” O’Connor who must reconcile the extreme exploits that brought him fame and fortune while driving away his wife and daughter.
No release date has been set as this is still very early in the production schedule.