A few months ago we told you that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had formed a new production banner called Stolen Picture, with their first big screen endeavour being a movie titled Slaughterhouse Rulez. Now, we have the first casting news for the comedy-horror film.
Deadline has learned that Michael Sheen (Underworld, Tron: Uprising, Passengers), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Hermione Corfield (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, Animal Kingdom) have come on board the movie along with the Shaun of the Dead dynamic duo of Pegg and Frost; with Cole toplining as the movie's young wide-eyed hero, Don Wallace.
Slaughterhouse Rulez will be helmed by Crispian Mills (A Fantastic Fear of Everything) from a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert (Love & Friendship), with Pegg and Frost executive producing. The movie will take place in a top boarding school that'll become a "bloody battleground." Read up on the synopsis:
Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness and they’re about to meet their match. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. Matters of status are aggressively enforced and conversation with school goddess Clemsie, are strictly forbidden.
But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.
Take a look at the Slaughterhouse Rulez cast in the gallery below, and let us know what you think of the picks.