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Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia to Star in Indie Thriller ‘Devil’s Gate’

Clay Staub will direct the suspense movie for Mednick Productions, Caramel Films and Inferno Pictures

Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia, Shawn Ashmore, Bridget Regan and Jonathan Frakes are set to star in Mednick Productions’ suspense thriller “Devil’s Gate,” the company announced today.

Clay Staub will direct from a script he co-wrote with Peter Aperlo (“The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”).

Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.

Scott Mednick (“300”) of Mednick Productions is producing with Andrea Rouleau (“Goon”) and Valerie d’Auteuil of Caramel Films, as well as Ian Dimerman and Brendon Sawatzky of Inferno Pictures. Skyler Mednick will serve as executive producer.

Production will film on location in Winnipeg, Canada from April 27 through June.

Staub is a successful commercial director who served as 2nd unit director on such films as “300,” “Dawn of the Dead” and ‘The Thing.”

The film marks the third collaboration between Scott Mednick and Rouleau following DreamWorks’ Vince Vaughn comedy “Delivery Man” and the upcoming Maria Bello movie “Wait Till Helen Comes,” based on Mary Downing Hahn’s bestselling novel.

Schull stars on Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” and has a recurring role on USA’s “Suits.” She’s represented by Innovative Artists and Sweeney Entertainment.

Ventimiglia starred on NBC’s “Heroes” and played Sylvester Stallone‘s son in “Rocky Balboa.” He’s repped by CAA and Management 360.

Ashmore played Iceman in the “X-Men” movies and stars alongside Kevin Bacon on Fox’s “The Following.” He’s repped by the Gersh Agency and Artistry Entertainment.

Regan, who co-stars on “Agent Carter” and “Jane the Virgin,” recently wrapped “Leisure Class” for HBO’s Project Greenlight. She’s repped by UTA and TMT Entertainment.

Frakes is best known for playing Commander Will Riker in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on both the big and small screens. He’s repped by Paradigm.