Lionsgate announced today that production on the upcoming thriller Cobweb will begin production this month in Sophia, Bulgaria. The news came via Erin Westerman, President of Production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. Filming commences hot off the heels of the successful wrap of Lionsgate’s The Devil’s Light, which was also filmed in Bulgaria.
Commenting on the announcement, Westerman said, “We are big believers in the horror business, and the continuous need for content so we are thrilled to be partnered with Vertigo and Point Grey in bringing Sam Bodin’s first film to screen.” Westerman states.
Cobweb centers on a small town, in an ordinary house that seems like any other, where a young boy hears a mysterious tapping from inside the walls – and suspects his parents are hiding a terrible secret.
Lizzy Caplan (“Castle Rock”) joins the cast as Carol, the mother of the young boy. Antony Starr (“The Boys”) plays Mark, the boy’s father. Woody Norman (“Poldark”) stars as Peter, a timid boy who becomes increasingly troubled by the strange tapping he hears within the walls at night. Cleopatra Coleman (In the Shadows of the Moon) will portray Miss Devine, Peter’s substitute teacher, filling in at the local elementary school.
Credit: Sami Drasin
Bodin’s production team includes director of photography Philip Lozano and editor Richard Riffaud, two of his key crew members from “Marianne”, which took the number five spot on our Top 10 Of 2019
list. They are joined by production designer Alan Gilmore (Crawl
) and costume designer Anna Gelinova (Asst. Costume Designer on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
; Costume Supervisor on Angel Has Fallen
Caplin is represented by WME, Rise Management, and Viewpoint, with Antony Starr represented by UTA and Impression Entertainment. Coleman is repped by Management 360, CAA, and Frankel & Whitehead. Paradigm, Sylvia Young Agency in the UK, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, represent Norman. Bodin is represented by ICM Partners and Film Talents.
Directed by Samuel Bodin, the film is written by Chris Thomas Devlin and produced by Roy Lee through his Vertigo Entertainment banner, and by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, through Point Grey. Jon Berg also serves as producer. Andrew Childs and Josh Fagen will executive produce. Jim Miller and Meredith Wieck are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.