Andrea Riseborough Added to Supernatural Thriller ‘Geechee’

The debut big-budget project from writer-director Dubois Ashong is really starting to take shape nicely.  Deadline is reporting that Andrea Riseborough (Mandy, Black Mirror) has agreed to a lead role in the upcoming feature Geechee.  She is the first one to be announced for the film, which is also the first wide-release effort from rookie Ashong (Where the Water Runs.)

Geechee tells the tale of Wren, a scientist that decides to abandon the city life with her son and settle in the remote islands off of the eastern coast of the US.  There she falls in love with the area and the residents, but soon discovers that potentially sinister forces and spirits are overtaking the world around her.  Co-producer Glendon Palmer is very supportive of the director’s vision.  “From treatment to script, Dubois has created a terrific supernatural thriller that is only elevated by the addition of the amazing Andrea Riseborough,” Palmer says.

Riseborough is certainly no stranger to horror fans, and has a few upcoming films that will further cement her status within the genre.  She will star as Detective Muldoon in the January 2020 reboot of The Grudge, and will appear alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh in the upcoming Brandon Cronenberg project Possessor.

Production for Geechee is set to begin in early 2020.  Keep it tuned to HNN for more news on this film as it develops!

Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin has been writing for Horror News Network since 2012. Catch up with him on Twitter at @Makasupa and read his in-depth bio on our About Us page.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

‘Amnesia: Rebirth’ Game Aims For Deeper Horror Experience

The latest entry in the Amnesia series of survival horror games--Amnesia: Rebirth--wants to give players a "different kind of horror". Executives from Frictional Games said...

The Op’s ‘The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel’ Game Coming this Fall

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of The Shining, The Op has announced a new at-home escape room style game called The Shining:...

FX Renews ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ For Third Season

The shadows will hold even more thrills, chills and zany adventures next season on FX. The popular comedic vampire series What We Do In The...

‘Blade: The Iron Cross’ to Debut in June

The Puppet Master series will unleash its 12th official entry when Blade: The Iron Cross makes its debut exclusively on the Full Moon Features channel...

RLJE Films, Shudder Land Rights To ‘The Pale Door’

The Pale Door will open onto a new world  of horror in the Old West, both theatrically and on Shudder, later this year.  Both...