The first film, a horror-comedy, from Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s new production company, Stolen Picture, titled Slaughterhouse Rulez, has added another star to its cast.
Set in an illustrious British boarding school, the institution becomes a bloody battleground when a sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horrors.
‘Peaky Blinders’ star Finn Cole has been cast in the lead role of Don Wallace, a new boy in school who comes from a modest background. Don is forced to navigate a baffling new world filled with arcane rules and rituals. He will join already announced cast members Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and Underworld actor Michael Sheen. Both Pegg and Frost will also have roles in the film. Crispian Mills is in the director’s chair for the film he co-wrote with Henry Fitzerbert.
The Official Synopsis:
“Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys are girls are groomed for power and greatness and they’re about to meet their match. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. Matters of status are aggressively enforced and conversation with school goddess Clemsie, are strictly forbidden.
But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – and when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.”
Both Pegg and Frost will serve as executive producers along with Sony’s Josephine Rose. Charlotte Walls of Catalyst Global Media will produce.
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