RACHEL: Hannah John-Kamen And Theo Rossi Topline Jenn Wexler’s New Sci-Fi Thriller
Production is set to start this spring in Minnesota as Hannah John-Kamen (Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and the upcoming Thunderbolts) and Theo Rossi (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Emily the Criminal) are both set to star in the new sci-fi thriller, Rachel. The film will be directed by Jenn Wexler who debut-directed SXSW horror film The Ranger and is completing post-production on The Sacrifice Game, starring Mena Massoud and Olivia Scott Welch, and is written by playwright Vincent Delaney.
In Wexler’s Rachel, John-Kamen will star in the title role, described as “a new mother with the perfect life except she doesn’t recall the recent birth of her baby boy or even being pregnant. Her cookie-cutter husband Stephen (Rossi) deflects her probing questions as strange neighbors begin stalking her. Flooded with memories of an 11-year-old girl who seemed to be her daughter, Rachel’s perfectly constructed world begins to tear apart. Is she even human? Realizing her life is one big lie, Rachel is left with not much time to find her daughter before she forgets again.”
Jib Polhemus (The Last Son, The Expendables 2) and Volition Media’s Michael Jefferson (Land of Bad, One True Loves, Sam & Kate) are producing the film with Adam Beasley and Cindy Bru of Volition Media exec producing. Highland Film Group is representing worldwide rights to Rachel, launching sales at the upcoming European Film Market.
“We are delighted to be working with such talented actors as Hannah John-Kamen and Theo Rossi on this chilling sci-fi story. They will cleverly showcase the seemingly perfect relationship between Rachel and her husband which quickly devolves into a chase to uncover the strange new world around them,” said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser. “Rachel is a smart, intense and nerve-wracking thriller full of twists and turns. We are proud to have another wonderful opportunity to empower women both in front of and behind the camera,” added Highland COO Delphine Perrier.
John-Kamen is repped by Luber/Rocklin and Paradigm; Rossi is repped by Paradigm, Entertainment 360 and Schreck Rose Dapello; Wexler is reppped by CAA, Hitman Studios, and attorney Chris Abramson.
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