Giant Pictures has acquired North American digital rights for Ghost Light, a supernatural comedy with a horrifying twist, arriving on digital this June.
Ghost Light is the tale of a disgruntled actor who disregards the superstition surrounding Shakespeare’s Macbeth and unwittingly unleashes the play’s legendary curse on the troupe, with tragic consequences.
The award-winning ensemble cast of Ghost Light includes Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Collection, Starfish, Dark Heart), Roger Bart (Episodes, Revenge, The Producers, American Gangster), Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Annie Hall, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Shannyn Sossamon (Sleepy Hollow, Wayward Pines, A Knight’s Tale, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Rules of Attraction), Danielle Campbell (Tell Me a Story, The Originals, Runaways, Being Frank), Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock, Moral Orel, The Terminal), and Steve Tom (Major Crimes, Dumb and Dumber To, Funny or Die Presents…).
In the movie, a band of rag-tag summer stock actors in a traveling Shakespeare company prepares to perform The Tragedy of Macbeth at the rustic Riverside Resort and Theater in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. The troupe includes Alex (Elwes), an inept former soap star with deep pockets; Thomas (Riley), a disgraced former New York theater star; Henry (Bart), the director; and Madeline, played by (Kane), a fading grand dame of the stage, among others. When they arrive at the desolate theater, Thomas and his lover, Liz Beth (Sossamon), wantonly disregard the superstition of “The Scottish Play” and unwittingly trigger its curse when they arrogantly shout the name “Macbeth” on stage. Needless to say, things begin to go awry. In due course, two dotty French Canadian caretakers arrive, followed by a wandering, young Appalachian Trail hiker named Juliet (Campbell), whose seductive charm prompts the cast to invite her to play one of the witches in the production. The terrifying sorcery of the ancient curse that has followed performances of Macbeth for centuries strikes yet again. All’s well that ends well… but not for everyone.
Directed by John Stimpson and conceived, written, and produced by Stimpson (The Legend of Lucy Keyes, A Christmas Kiss, The Wrong Car) and Geoffrey Taylor (Tempest, Moscow on the Hudson, Down and Out in Beverly Hills), under Stimpson’s H9 production banner.
will release Ghost Light
on June 18, 2019
, on all digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Movies on Demand through local cable providers, plus DVD nationwide. The film will be presented in 4k HDR where available. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes