Mamma Mia! star to lead new Silent Hill movie

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Jeremy Irvine has been cast in an upcoming Silent Hill film.

Irvine, who played young Sam in the ABBA musical sequel, will star alongside Jigsaw's Hannah Emily Anderson in Return To Silent Hill, putting a romantic spin to the spine-chilling tale fans know and love (via Deadline).

Inspired by the second video game chapter, the film from 2006's Silent Hill director Christophe Gans sees Irvine as James, grappling with his desperation over being separated from the love of his life (Anderson). When a letter calls him back to Silent Hill, he finds the town completely transformed and questions his own sanity as he wrestles with terrifying visions in order to reunite with his lover.


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"Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love, they're willing to go to hell to save someone," Gans said in a statement.

"I'm delighted to have the wonderful talents of both Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson take us on this journey into a psychological horror world that I hope will both satisfy and surprise fans of Silent Hill."

Return to Silent Hill is produced by The Crow and Silent Hill's Victor Hadida and co-written by Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh and William Josef Schneider.

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In a statement, Hadida explained that Konami is updating the iconic video game to spruce it up for today's audiences.

"You will still find the iconic monsters – but there will also be new designs," Hadida explained.

"We are confident that this new film and Konami's updated game together will propel the franchise forward for years to come."

Return to Silent Hill begins filming in Germany and Eastern Europe next month.

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