According to Deadline, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Davis have both signed on for a "twisted horror" story from filmmaker Matthew Rosenbaum in his directorial debut.
The period film is set in 1910, and follows the father of a prominent family (Sarsgaard) whose world is upended by the arrival in town of an industrialist and his wife (Davis).
The death of one of his customers forces the man to examine the horrific causes of the trouble in his town following the arrival of this mysterious couple.
Producers Gilles Sousa and Marie Garrett have said: "We are thrilled to announce our first feature with Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Davis. It’s also a great opportunity to partner up again with XYZ Films, UTA Independent Film Group, and CAA Media Finance on this first feature which, we’re sure, will fit the international audience.
"The script is totally unique and will take the audience to an unexpected place."
There is no telling yet when The Damning Of A Country Merchant will be released in US or UK cinemas. More casting will be revealed as the production team ramp up for filming later this year.
Mackenzie Davis most recently starred on the big screen in the LGBTQ+ Christmas movie Happiest Season in 2020, and has also memorably starred in Terminator: Dark Fate and the TV series Station Eleven.
The actor is next scheduled to star in the TV adaptation of legal thriller novel Presumed Innocent, in which he'll star opposite Spider-Man star Jake Gyllenhaal, American Horror Story's Lily Rabe and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD's Ruth Negga.
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