Lionsgate Names Cast Members For Horror Film ‘Cobweb’

Lionsgate, confirming its desire to flex its horror muscles, this week announced cast members and a production schedule for its new genre offering, Cobweb.

The new film–slated to start shooting later this month in Sofia, Bulgaria–will mark Samuel Bodin’s feature film directorial debut, as reported by comicbook.com. Bodin created and directed Netflix’s 2019 horror series Marianne.

Erin Westerman, president of production for the Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group, was enthusiastic about the project when making the announcement. “We are big believers in the horror business and the continuous need for content,” Westerman said in a statement, “so we are thrilled to be partnered with Vertigo and Point Grey in bringing Sam Bodin’s first film to screen.”

Bodin will direct from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin, with Roy Lee (It) producing through his Vertigo Entertainment banner. Other producers include Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver–through Point Grey–and Jon Berg.

Woody Norman stars in Cobweb as Peter, a timid young boy who becomes troubled by strange tappings he hears in the walls of his house at night and his belief that his parents are hiding a terrible secret.

Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock) portrays Peter’s mother Carol, and Antony Starr (The Boys) plays Peter’s father Mark. The cast is rounded out by Cleopatra Coleman (In the Shadow of the Moon), who portrays Miss Devine, Peter’s substitute elementary school teacher.

The crew for Cobweb includes director of photography Philip Lozano, editor Richard Riffaud, production designer Alan Gilmore and costume designer Anna Gelinova.

Production on Cobweb reportedly will start after filming wraps on The Devil’s Light, another Lionsgate original horror film also being shot in Bulgaria.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all progress reports on Cobweb.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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