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Friday, May 10, 2019

Lulu Wilson Cast Opposite Simon Pegg in Thriller "BECKY" From Highland Film Group


Highland Film Group handling International Sales which will launch at Cannes

LOS ANGELES (May 10, 2019) – Highland Film Group announced today that Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation,  “The Haunting of Hill House”, upcoming The Glorias: A Life on the Road) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible, Star Trek) will go head-to-head in a new action thriller, Becky, from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (Bushwick, Cooties). The film will be produced by Jordan Yale Levine (King Cobra, Crypto) and Jordan Beckerman (After Everything, Crypto) of Yale Productions, alongside Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz of BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted, Dismissed, Pledge). Highland Film Group is handling international sales which will commence in Cannes next week. UTA Independent Film Group is handling the US sale.

Spunky, rebellious 13-year-old Becky (Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father in an effort to try to reconnect after her mother’s death. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Pegg), suddenly invade the lake house. Becky, not daddy’s little girl anymore, decides to take matters into her own hands in this high-octane action-thriller described as John Wick with a 13-year-old girl. Principal photography is set to begin in Summer 2019.

Wilson has made her mark in a number of films and TV series, many of which are in the horror/thriller genre. Her most recent credits include Annabelle: Creation, Ouija: Origin of Evil as well as Netflix’s hit series “The Haunting of Hill House” and HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” Wilson’s next projects include the films Wyrm and The Glorias: A Life on the Road where she will play a young Gloria Steinem, alongside Alicia Vikander & Julianne Moore.

Pegg has an extensive list of acting, writing and comedy credits to his name. His feature film credits include Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, The World’s End and Hot Fuzz. He will next star in Lost Transmissions - recently premiered at TriBeca Film Festival, Hump, Highland Film Group’s Inheritance, alongside Lily Collins, and will lend his voice talents to the new series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

Wilson is represented by United Talent Agency (UTA) and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Pegg is repped by Dawn Sedgwick Management and UTA.

At Cannes, Highland will be selling Vaughn Stein’s Inheritance starring Lily Collins and Simon Pegg; Dimitri Logothetis’ Jiu Jitsu starring Nicolas Cage; Marc Meyer’s thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario; Trauma Center starring Bruce Willis; Michael Polish’s Axis Sally starring Al Pacino; Southland starring Bella Thorne; Skylines, the third chapter of the successful franchise, starring Lindsey Morgan;  and Ghosts of War starring Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi and Skylar Astin.

About Highland Film Group
Highland Film Group’s diversified production and sales slate also includes: Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson; Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt; Shawn Ku’s action thriller A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage; John Herzfeld’s action thriller Escape Plan: The Extractors starring Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna and Jenna Dewan Tatum; and Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa.

About Yale Productions
Yale Productions is an independent feature film production company lead by partners Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman. The company was founded in 2010 by Jordan Yale Levine. In 2017, Jordan Beckerman joined the company as a full-time partner and producer, having previously worked as a film production and entertainment attorney. Yale Productions produces high-quality, filmmaker-driven features at conservative budgets, maximizing the possibility for creative and commercial success. 

These films include Crypto, released by Lionsgate, starring Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel, and Beau Knapp, After Everything, released by Good Deed, starring Maika Monroe, Jeremy Allen White, Sasha Lane, Joey Keery, and Marisa Tomei, which premiered at SXSW in 2018, IFC title King Cobra, starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, and Keegan Allen, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and Jack Goes Home, released through eOne, starring Rory Culkin, Britt Robertson, and Lin Shaye, which premiered at SXSW in 2016. Recently produced films include Burn, starring Josh Hutcherson, Suki Waterhouse, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Separation, starring Rupert Friend, Mamie Gummer, Madeline Brewer, Violet McGraw and Brian Cox, and Bailey and Darla, starring Brittany Snow, Sam Richardson, Jordana Brewster, Vivica A. Fox, and Anna Akana. As Yale Productions continues to grow and partner with film industry leaders, it remains dedicated to creating meaningful and exciting films, which are both artistically significant and financially successful.

About BoulderLight Pictures
BoulderLight Pictures was launched by Raphael Margules in 2012 with the production of body horror hit Contracted, a major theatrical and VOD hit for IFC Midnight that was quickly followed by a sequel. Over the following years, BoulderLight continued to grow its production arm with a number of genre films and expanded to work alongside global leaders in the industry. Their psychological thriller Dismissed, starring Dylan Sprouse, was produced as part of a 3-picture slate deal with Making Film Productions LTD - one of Hong Kong’s most prominent entertainment companies and their tinder-based thriller Bad Match was a co-production with MM2 Entertainment, Singapore’s leading media company.

BoulderLight’s most recent release, fraternity horror film, Pledge, premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, and was released by IFC Midnight in January 2019 to rave reviews. Later this year, they will be releasing the scifi/horror anthology film Portals, which features segments directed by Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), Timo Tjahjanto (Headshot, VHS franchise), and Liam O’Donnell (Skyline franchise). BoulderLight currently has multiple projects in all stages of production. The company continues to seek inspired and imaginative storytellers from around the world in order to create innovative content for an evolving audience.

Lulu Wilson headshot -- credit Matt Sayles
Simon Pegg headshot -- credit Ray Burmiston


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