Susan Sarandon has been cast as the lead of HBO Max’s “Red Bird Lane,” a psychological thriller from John Wells, which is in the pilot stage at the streaming service, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap.
Other actors joining the project include Kiersey Clemons (“Antebellum”), Isidora Goreshter (“Shameless”), Danny Huston (“Succession”), Ash Santos (“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”), Fiona Dourif (“The Blacklist”), Dizzie Harris (“Shameless”) and Tara Lynne Barr (“Dispatches From Elsewhere”).
“Red Bird Lane” is a psychological thriller about eight strangers who arrive at an isolated house — all for different reasons — and quickly realize that something sinister and terrifying awaits them.
Academy Award winner Sarandon will play the leading role of a hostess named Catherine, who is described as “brilliant, beautiful, magnetic — and a murderer.”
See below for the descriptions of the other cast members’ roles:
Clemons will play Jane. Jane is a mix of high intelligence and no common sense. She came to the house for drugs.
Goreshter will play Isabelle. Isabelle is sophisticated and hard-edged, although not unkind. She came to the house for pleasure.
Huston will play Hugh. Hugh is old money and exhausted. He came to the house for resolution.
Santos will play Kesha. Kesha is soft-spoken, elegant, and hard as nails. She came to the house to save a life.
Dourif will play Mikki. Smart and cruel, Mikki is Catherine’s right-hand person. She came to the house for fun.
Harris will play Sam. Sam is well-meaning, but in way over her head. She came to the house for hope.
Barr will play Rose. Young and naive, Rose came to the house out of desperation.
Sara Gran is writing the pilot for “Red Bird Lane” and executive producing alongside Wells and Erin Jontow for John Wells Productions. David Slade will direct and also grab an EP credit.
The project hails from Warner Bros. Television.