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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Legendary Rock 'N' Roll Icon Debbie Harry to Co-Star in Osgood Perkins' "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House"



The Thriller will begin Principal Photography in Ottawa on February 16th

BERLIN -- (February 14, 2016) – Legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon and Golden Globe® Nominee Debbie Harry (Hairspray) will co-star in Osgood Perkins’ I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, joining Golden Globe® Winner Ruth Wilson (“The Affair,” Saving Mr. Banks), Academy Award® Nominee Bob Balaban (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), and recent Sundance breakout Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, February).

Netflix will be the exclusive streaming home of the thriller, which Perkins wrote and will be directing. Principal photography is set to begin in Ottawa on February 16th.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House follows Lily (Wilson), a young nurse hired to care for elderly Iris Blum (Harry), a reclusive best-selling author of horror and crime stories who has chosen to live out her final days in her beloved 19th century farmhouse in Massachusetts – a home that holds a horrific ghost story of its own that inspired her most famous book.

Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. is producing and co-financing I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films.  Paris and Menzies are producing and Ghossein is executive producing.

The film marks Perkins’ second project with Paris Film, Inc., Zed Filmworks and Go Insane Films following their successful collaboration on February, directed by Perkins and starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boyton, which was acquired in the U.S. by A24 following the critically acclaimed premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Harry is represented by Untitled Entertainment.

Los Angeles-based Paris Film, Inc. and Zed Filmworks recently joined forces in a partnership with Go Insane Films to co-finance and produce a slate of 5 films over the first 2 years with production based in Ottawa.  I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is the third project to be announced under the deal.  Other projects include: Chris Eigeman’s Trinity, which tracks the harrowing and life-changing experience of two brilliant young physicists recruited in 1943 from Columbia University to help build the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos; and Zak Hilditch’s Numbskull, which tells the story of internet sensation Billy “The Kid” O’Connor who must reconcile the extreme exploits that brought him fame and fortune while driving away his wife and daughter.


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