Venerable British actor Malcolm McDowell–hardly a stranger to the horror genre–has signed on to star in the indie film The Benefactor.
The 77-year-old McDowell–best known for his leading role in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic dystopian nightmare thriller A Clockwork Orange–will lead the cast of the horror entry, as reported by Deadline.
The Benefactor–which does not have an announced production schedule or additional cast members as of this writing–follows a once-prolific painter who starts an artist residency following the death of his wife. The horror starts when he realizes the house is haunted–and that the ghosts are not benevolent spirits, but are slowly driving him insane.
David Carson will direct and produce the film, with the screenplay being penned by Mark and Anna Casadei–who also will produce with Paul C. Escoll. Carson has a history with McDowell, having directed him in 1994’s Star Trek: Generations–the film in which McDowell portrayed the infamous Dr. Tolian Soran, who was responsible for the death of the seemingly indestructible Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.
McDowell, as film buffs know, played Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange–adapted, directed and produced by Kubrick from the 1962 Anthony Burgess novel–earning a Golden Globe nomination for his efforts. The actor also had prominent roles in other genre films, including Caligula (1979), Cat People (1982), the 2007 remake of Halloween and 2009’s Halloween II.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on further casting and production schedules for The Benefactor.