It was announced today that William Sadler (Iron Man 3, The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard (Home Alone, Big, Runner Runner) James Russo (Public Enemies, Donnie Brasco, Django Unchained), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Andrew Keegan (10 things I Hate About You, O, Independence Day) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie films, Rules of Attraction) will star in Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama Living Among Us.
Written, directed and produced by Metcalf, Living Among Us is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world.
But soon, the crew realizes their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and must fight for survival.
Sadler is set to play the role of Samuel, the sect leader who arranges for the camera crew to interview the family. Heard will play Andrew, the head of the family who is being interviewed and Bianco will play Elleanor, the wife of Andrew. Russo will be Aaron, the station manager. Keegan will take on the role of Blake, the immorally sadistic and sociopathic vampire and family member while Nicholas will play Mike, the camera crew’s interviewer.
Principal photography is slated to begin later this month in Los Angeles. Living Among Us is the second Red Compass Media, Inc. feature production. The company’s first film, The Lost Tree, which stars Nicholas, Lacey Chabert and Michael Madsen, is currently in post-production and will be released in 2014.
Living Among Us producers are Nicholas, Metcalf and Ben Chan. Nicholas is repped by Sheila Wenzel of Innovative Artists. Metcalf is repped by Michael Pio of Innovative Artists and Matt Galsor of Greenberg Glusker.
Assembling a great cast is never easy, and we’re thrilled to have such experienced talent as a part of ‘Living Among Us,’ says Metcalf and Nicholas.
William Sadler is a notable actor whose credits include seven-time Oscar nominated The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2 opposite Bruce Willis, Oscar nominated The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, and Iron Man 3 alongside Robert Downey Jr.
John Heard is best known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister in the first two installments of the Home Alone movies. Other notable feature credits include Cutter’s Way, two-time Golden Globe nominated Cat People, Oscar winner The Milagro Beanfield War, The Pelican Brief opposite Denzel Washington, and two-time Oscar nominated Big with Tom Hanks. He was most recently seen in Runner Runner with Justin Timberlake and Oscar winner Ben Affleck.
James Russo is a seasoned actor who has appeared in over 90 films in the last three decades. He appeared in top features including Oscar nominated Beverly Hills Cop as Mikey Tandino, two-time Oscar nominated The Cotton Club opposite Eddie Murphy, State of Grace with Sean Penn, My Own Private Idaho, The Postman and Oscar nominated Donnie Brasco. Following these successful films, Russo went on to be featured in Public Enemies opposite Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, Open Range with Kevin Costner and Quentin Tarantino’s two-time Oscar winner Django Unchained.
Thomas Ian Nicholas is a film actor and producer who is known for playing Kevin Myers in the American Pie films, Rules of Attraction directed by Oscar winner Roger Avary, and Rookie of the Year. Other film credits include Independent Spirit Award winner Please Give, and the upcoming horror-drama film, The Lost Tree.
English actress, Esmé Bianco, is best known for her character Ros in HBO’s Golden Globe winner Game of Thrones.
Andrew Keegan is known for his roles in films such as 10 Things I Hate about You, O, and was featured in the Oscar winner Independence Day. In 2009, Keegan made his stage debut as Rigby in Erik Patterson’s award-winning play, He Asked For It.