"No matter what you do, evil always finds a way." Fans of The Boy (2016) might be interested to know that a sequel is on the way courtesy of STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment. Director William Brent Bell is returning to helm the sequel, with principal photography starting on January 14, 2019. It was already announced that the movie will star Katie Holmes, and now we have news on new additions to the cast: Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experiment ) will play Holmes' husband Sean, while Ralph Ineson (The Witch) will be playing a character named Joseph.
Press Release: STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and Lakeshore Entertainment announced today that Owain Yeoman (American Sniper, The Belko Experiment) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I & II) will star alongside Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Logan Lucky, Dawson’s Creek) and Christopher Convery (Gotham, The Girl in the Spider's Web) in William Brent Bell’s (The Boy, The Devil Inside) latest horror-thriller, The Boy 2. Principal photography will begin in Victoria, British Columbia on January 14th, 2019.
Brent Bell returns to the helm following the success of The Boy (2016), which grossed $68M worldwide. Katie Holmes leads the cast as “Liza,” with Christopher Convery co-starring as her son “Jude.” Owain Yeoman joins as her husband, “Sean,” and Ralph Ineson will play the role of “Joseph.”
Written by Stacey Menear, who also penned its predecessor, The Boy 2 will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
Welsh actor Yeoman broke onto the scene in 2004, starring as “Lysander” opposite Brad Pitt in Troy. He has appeared in several popular TV series, such as Midsomer Murders, CBS’ The Mentalist and, most recently, in NBC’s The Blacklist. On the big screen, he is best known for his roles in American Sniper (2014), featuring Bradley Cooper, and The Belko Experiment (2016), in which he starred alongside John Gallagher Jr.
Ineson is known and loved for his roles in acerbic British comedies such as the original The Office, Black Books, and Porridge. He has since had a varied, critically lauded career, appearing in several highly regarded, popular series and films, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, runaway horror hit The Witch, and Ready Player One. He can currently be seen in the Coen Brothers’ latest, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Following their recent collaborations on Pierre Morel’s action-thriller Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, and the romantic drama Adrift, starring Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley, STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment continue their successful partnership with The Boy 2. STX Entertainment, which is co-producing with Lakeshore, will distribute in the US, having jointly handled international sales with Lakeshore. STXfilms and Lakeshore recently announced that since the film was first introduced at this year’s AFM, The Boy 2 has been sold out for all international territories.
Yeoman is represented by Adam Schweitzer and Dar Rollins at ICM Partners and managed by Ron West and Steven Kavovit at Thruline Entertainment. Ineson is represented by Donna French at Gordon and French, Alexander Yarosh at The Gersh Agency, and by Tim Beaumont and Elisa Christophe at Beaumont Communications. Holmes is represented by Adam Schweitzer at ICM Partners and managed by Jason Weinberg at Untitled Entertainment. Christopher Convery is represented by Paradigm, Sinclair Management, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Brent Bell is represented by Harley Copen at ICM Partners.
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