‘Starve Acre’ Shoots This Spring, Lands Genre Actors

by Thomas Tuna

A new “brooding horror film” will soon spring into production with two established lead genre actors.

Starve Acre–from Apostasy creator Daniel Kokotajlo–will start shooting in the spring with Matt Smith and Morfydd Clark cast as the leads, according to a report on Deadline.

Smith–who recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho–and Clark–who headlined Saint Maud–will star in this supernatural horror project based on a novel by Andrew Michael Hurley.

Starve Acre–developed with BBC Film and produced by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell of House Productions–follows Richard and Juliette, “whose seemingly idyllic rural English family life is thrown into turmoil as their son Ewan starts acting out of character,” according to the official synopsis.

At their remote family home known as Starve Acre, Richard–an archaeologist–“buries himself in exploring a folkloric myth that the ancient oak tree on their land is imbued with phenomenal powers.” Meanwhile, Juliette “turns to the local community to find some kind of peace.”

Producer Ross described the novel as a “genre-defining modern classic,” adding that Kokotajlo’s “singular vision” and the “exceptional cast” will bring “great depth and strength to this evocative story.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Starve Acre.


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