James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon set to star in ‘Sinister 2’ for Blumhouse!


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The upcoming sequel, Sinister 2 has found its two lead actors. James Ransone will reprise his role from the first film and Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward Pines, One Missed Call) has also joined the cast as the female lead in the Blumhouse Production. The film is scheduled to start production next week in Chicago. Read on for more details.

James Ransone will again play a local sheriff’s deputy and Sossamon will take on the role of a protective mother who moves with her 9 year-old twin sons into a house that has strange occurrences happening.Shannyn SossamonJames Ransone

The film is to be directed by Cieran Foy from a script by Scott Derrickson and original Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill. Jason Blum is again producing for Blumhouse with Derrickson, and Charles Layton, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are exec producing. Focus has set a release for August 21, 2015.

The first Sinister grossed $82 million worldwide on a $3 million budget for distributor Summit. Now at Focus alongside its Insidious franchise, Sinister 2 marks the third Blumhouse horror franchise to land at Universal which also distributes the Purge films. Focus is also set to release Blumhouse and eOne’s currently filming Insidious: Chapter 3.

The original 2012 horror hit from director Scott Derrickson starred Ethan Hawke as a crime writer who mysteriously finds home movies in his attic that unleashes a demonic force on him and his family.

Source: Deadline

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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