Lily Collins has joined Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s high-stakes thriller “Inheritance,” Highland Film Group announced on Wednesday.
Stein is fresh off his noir-thriller, “Terminal,” which also starred Pegg and Margot Robbie. Highland Film Group previously partnered with Stein on the project as well.
Matthew Kennedy is writing the script for “Inheritance,” while Richard B. Lewis is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf. UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the U.S. rights, while Highland will handle foreign sales at Berlin’s EFM this week.
“Inheritance” is about a patriarch of a wealthy family who suddenly passes away and leaves his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that could destroy their lives.
Collins currently stars in BBC’s television adaptation of “Les Misérables” alongside David Oyelowo and Dominic West. She will next be seen in the Ted Bundy thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance last month, as well as Fox Searchlight’s “Tolkien.” Past credits include “To the Bone,” “Okja,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Rules Don’t Apply.”
She is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Definition Entertainment.