Now playing is The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. Based on a true story, the sort-of sequel is not a continuation of the Campbells’ story from the first film, but follows a new family, the Wyricks, as they confront the supernatural. Andy (Chad Michael Murray) and Lisa (Abigail Spencer) move their daughter (Emily Alyn Lind) to a historical Georgia home, joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister Joyce (Katee Sackhoff) the Wyricks soon find themselves face to face with the ghosts of the Underground Railroad.
I recently landed an exclusive interview with Chad Michael Murray. We talked about what attracted him to the role, what it was like playing a father, his favorite horror films, and, meeting the Wyrick family. We also discussed the Sundance success of Fruitvale, what people can expect from Cavemen, and trying his hand at comedy. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The first trailer, poster and synopsis for The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia have popped up online today. While the title is a mouthful, it’s meant to convey the original documentary source material that delved into two separate hauntings in each of the respective states. As bad as the title is, the trailer is actually pretty decent. There’s no found footage to be seen and it looks like a good old fashioned ghost story with some social commentary thrown in for good measure.
Directed by Tom Elkins, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia stars Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer. Look for it in limited theatrical release and on VOD starting February 1, 2013. Hit the jump for the trailer, poster and synopsis.
Filming has quietly begun in Florida on the indie drama Renee. Starring Chad Michael Murray, Kat Dennings, Rupert Friend (Pride and Predjudice) and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), the film tells the true story of Renne Yohe, whose depression/addiction led to the creation of the charity organization To Write Love on Her Arms. Here’s what to expect from the film, per the press release:
The story follows 19-year-old Renee (played by Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery.
Nathan Frankowski (the Ben Stein “intelligent design” documentary Expelled) directs from a script he co-wrote with Kate King Lynch. The film will be told in juxtaposition between “gritty realities and rich fantasies”, with music appearances by Rachel Yamagata and Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes). Hit the jump for the full press release.