Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow, The Addams Family, “Z”) is starring in the new supernatural thriller Monstrous, directed by Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Must Die, The Lost) and written by Carol Chrest. The news was announced today by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, in association with Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment.
Monstrous, which co-stars Colleen Camp (Spenser Confidential), centers on a traumatized woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son. In their new, remote sanctuary they find they have a bigger, more terrifying monster to deal with.
Principal Photography began in early December in Los Angeles, CA throughout Simi Valley, Sherman Oaks, and Altadena.
We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Screen Media on MONSTROUS, an exciting, commercially viable feature film, with a fresh and current take on one of the most popular genres in the world. Christina Ricci’s unmatched talent with an adept group of filmmakers and a spine-tingling script is a recipe for success that that will please audiences everywhere,” said Epstein.
Carol Chrest created an iconic genre character who Christina Ricci brings to life in a mesmerizing and deeply emotional performance,” said Sivertson.
Robert Yocum, Sasha Yelaun, and B.I. Rosen are producing alongside Johnny Remo. Sivertson and Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm (My Friend Dahmer) are executive producing alongside Omer Paracha, Sean Reilly, Clay Epstein, Craig Albrecht, Carol Anne Watts, and Adam Sigal of Scarlett Pictures, and Galen Christy and Mark Silba of High Octane Pictures.
Sivertson has written and directed numerous elevated genre films since his critically acclaimed adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s The Lost. He most recently co-wrote Wash Me in the River starring Robert De Niro and John Malkovich and also wrote the upcoming bio-pic Slinky for director Tamra Jenkins
Ricci has starred in a wide range of films such as Sleepy Hollow, Black Snake Moan, Cursed, and of course The Addams Family and Casper. More often than not, her roles include a dark element that she plays so well. We can’t wait to see her in action again!
Ricci is repped by Jason Weinberg and Steven Nossokoff at Untitled and ICM’s Chuck James. Camp is repped by Mark Herzberg at Gersh. Sivertson is repped by Jerry Dasti of Sloss Eckhouse and Aperture Entertainment.