‘The Artist’s’ Ben Kurland to Play Bruce Davison’s Son in Horror Film ‘Tell Me Your Name’ (Exclusive)

Jason DeVan and Heather DeVan are producing the indie movie, which stars Matt Dallas and Jessica Barth

Kurland Photo: Nogen Beck

Ben Kurland, who co-starred in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” has been cast as Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison’s son in the supernatural horror movie “Tell Me Your Name,” TheWrap has learned.

Jason DeVan wrote and will direct the exorcism movie, which he and wife Heather DeVan will produce under their DeVan Clan Productions banner along with Dylan Matlock. Ken Dunn will executive produce the indie film, which starts production this month in Georgia.

Sydney Sweeney stars alongside Jessica Barth (“Ted 2”), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”), Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”) and Kyla Deaver (“The Conjuring”).

After a troubled childhood, Ashley (Sweeney) aches for a connection and unknowingly invites a demonic force into her life, which leaves her loved ones fighting for her soul. With the help of the conflicted Reverend Michael (Davison) and newcomer Pastor John (Dallas), Ashley’s aunt (Barth) will stop at nothing to find out what has happened to her niece.

Kurland will play Reverend Michael’s son, who is aware of his father’s dark past.

“Casting Ben puts the finishing touches on this talented cast,” said Jason DeVan, with Matlock adding that Kurland is “a great talent to be added.”

Kurland played a casting assistant alongside Berenice Bejo and Malcolm McDowell in the Weinstein Company’s acclaimed film “The Artist.” He and “Mean Girls” hunk Jonathan Bennett recently starred in the indie “Deadly Retreat,” while Kurland also co-starred in BlancBiehn Productions’ thriller “Mindless.”

He’s represented by Reign Agency and Framework Entertainment