Freya Allan of ‘The Witcher’ Lands Lead Role In ‘Baghead’

This princess just “bagged” a plum horror part.

Best known to genre fans as Princess Ciri on the hit Netflix series The Witcher, Freya Allan is branching out to feature films with the horror entry Baghead, as reported by Deadline. Check out the teaser trailer on this page for a preview of the movie.

The film–from Studiocanal and The Picture Company–will start shooting this fall in Berlin. Alberto Corredor will direct the feature from a screenplay by Christina Pamies and Bryce McGuire. Corredor previously directed the short film that was acquired to be made into this full-length horror feature.

The film follows “a mysterious figure called Baghead, a diminutive wrinkled-up person who is able to manifest the dead and bring them back to our world for short intervals,” according to the official synopsis. Allan will play the film’s lead, who must contend with the evil entity which has connections to her family’s past.

In the film, people seek out Baghead “to reconnect with lost loved ones. But once in contact with the medium, its “true powers and intentions are revealed and there is a high price to pay for its contact with the deceased.”

Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce the film, with Corredor, Lorcan Reilly, Roy Lee and Jake Wagner serving as executive producers.

Allan can be seen as Ciri in the second season of The Witcher that will debut later this year on Netflix. Ciri, as fans of the series know, is linked by destiny to the show’s main character, Geralt, played by Henry Cavill (of Man of Steel and Justice League fame).

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Baghead.

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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