Vik Sahay has joined A.J. Cook, Simon Quarterman and Brian J. O’Connor in WER. The werewolf film follows the investigation into the murder of an American family in Paris. Sahay, best known for his role in NBC’s Chuck and more recently seen on the big screen in American Reunion, portrays a lead member of the investigative team. The Devil Inside’s William Brent Bell is directing. WER is shooting in Bucharest, Romania. The film is produced by FilmDistrict, Sierra/Affinity and the Incentive Filmed Entertainment Fund. Sahay is repped by Don Buchwald & Assoc./Fortitude and Evolution Entertainment.
The horror film WER just got Simon Quarterman set as the male lead. He’ll play Gavin Flemyng and stars opposite AJ Cook, the Criminal Minds star who’s also starring in the film. Quarterman reunites with The Devil Inside helmer William Brent Bell, who wrote the script with Matthew Peterman. Morris Paulson, Peterman and Steven Schneider are producing. WER is financed by FilmDistrict, Sierra/Affinity and the Incentive Filmed Entertainment fund. The film begins production in April in Romania.
WER brings a filmmaking style similar to The Devil Inside, but applies it to a different horror mythology — the werewolf. Cook plays a lawyer out to get an acquittal for a man charged in the brutal murder of an American family, and despite his gentle demeanor, she discovers he’s got a bit of a bark to him when the moon is full. Quarterman is represented by ICM and Elevate Entertainment. Cook is repped by Intellectual Artists Management and Paradigm.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmDistrict has taken an equity stake in WER, a horror film that is directed by The Devil Inside helmer William Brent Bell that is expected to be one of the hot titles at Berlin later this week. Bell wrote the script with Matthew Peterman, with whom he scripted The Devil Inside, a sleeper low budget horror film which has grossed $53 million domestic for Paramount. Shooting begins April 9. FilmDistrict could end up as the film’s domestic distributor, but that hasn’t yet been decided as Peter Schlessel’s distribution company recalibrates and should have new heads of distribution and marketing by Cannes. FilmDistrict, which is working on a sequel to Insidious and a remake of Evil Dead and is up for four Spirit Awards for Drive, will finance the film alongside Sierra/Affinity and its partner, the Incentive Filmed Entertainment fund.