Genre fan favorite Lance Reddick ("Fringe") and Canadian teen star Brendan Meyer ("Mr. Young") are set to join Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe in the psychological thriller “The Guest," individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
Project hails from the filmmaking team behind Lionsgate’s upcoming horror movie “You’re Next," including director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett and producers Keith Calder and Jessica Wu of Snoot Entertainment. Production starts this summer in New Mexico.
Stevens ("Downton Abbey") stars as David, an ex-Marine who returns from a tour of duty and is taken in by a fallen comrade's family, who he proceeds to terrorize.
As the female lead, Monroe will seek to protect her family from David's cold-blooded wrath.
Meyer will play Monroe's younger brother, while Reddick will play a government agent aware of David's medical history who sets out to stop his violent rampage.
Reddick, who recently hosted the Saturn Awards and co-starred in Sony's "White House Down," has amassed a strong international fan base due to his dramatic turns on HBO's "The Wire," Fox’s "Fringe" and ABC’s "Lost." He just wrapped his first studio comedy, Universal's "Search Party," and will soon be seen in Spike Lee's highly-anticipated remake of "Oldboy." As a producer, Reddick is also developing movies under his Christai Films banner. He's represented by Paradigm and Steven Adams Entertainment.
Meyer has been working non-stop since wrapping a successful three-season run as the title character in the YTV and Disney XD series “Mr. Young," in which he played a child prodigy who teaches his high school-aged peers. He'll soon be seen alongside Ron Perlman in "The Virginian" as well as in Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" and "Garage Sale Mystery." The 18 year-old recently wrapped production on his directorial debut “A Job," which hits the festival circuit in 2014. He's repped by Gersh and Play Management.