Lee Pace and Carrie Coon Join Blumhouse’s First Romantic Horror Film
Blumhouse Productions is the company behind horror franchises like Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious, as well as several other genre offerings, like this year’s unexpected surprise The Gift and last year’s Oscar favorite Whiplash. Found footage, ghosts, drama, thrills and chills — there’s one frontier Blumhouse hasn’t conquered yet: romance. But their next project has just acquired two excellent actors to help them do just that, as Lee Pace and The Leftovers star Carrie Coon have signed on to star in The Keeping Hours.
THR reports that Pace and Coon will star in The Keeping Hours, which is being helmed by Karen Moncrieff from a script by Rebecca Sonnenshine. Moncrieff is a former soap opera star who directed the 2006 Brittany Murphy dramatic thriller The Dead Girl and more recently directed Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind. Sonnenshine is best known for her work on The Vampire Diaries.
The Keeping Hours will star Pace and Coon as a married couple whose relationship begins falling apart after their son dies in a tragic car accident. 10 years later, the pair have found success — and new love — separately, but are given a chance to reunite under supernatural circumstances.
It’s Blumhouse’s first love story, but the film will still have some of the spooky elements the studio is known for delivering with their slate of hit and miss horror flicks.
Coon broke out with her role as Ben Affleck’s sister in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, and currently stars on the HBO series The Leftovers. Pace recently played Marvel villain Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy and stars on the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire.