Casting Announcements Made for ‘American Refugee’

by Rob Caprilozzi

Casting has begun for the upcoming Blumhouse film American Refugee. Erika Alexander, Derek Luke, and Sam Trammell have landed lead roles in the film which film tells the story of a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker (Trammell), while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

Best known for his work on True Blood, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Trammell’s other credits include The Fault in Our Stars and Homeland, among many others.

Emmy award-winning multi-hyphenate Ali LeRoi (The Obituary of Tunde Johnson) is directing the second film for the Blumhouse-Epix eight-movie slate from a script by Allison & Nicolas Buckmelter.

The film introduces newcomer Peyton Jackson who made his big screen debut as in Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool. The supporting cast includes Zamani Wilder (Blumhouse Television’s Sacred Lies), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day), and Vince Mattis (Halloween).

Production on the film is currently underway in New Orleans. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on American Refugee.

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