Alex Wolff (Hereditary, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & Lola) will star in writer/director Joey Klein’s (The Other Half) upcoming crime drama Castle in the Ground. William Woods under his Woods Entertainment banner will produce alongside Michael Solomon under Band With Pictures.
After the untimely death of his mother (Rebecca), a teenager (Henry) befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor (Ana), who embroils Henry in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town. Principal photography is currently underway in Sudbury, Canada. Matthew Lessall is casting and Bobby Shore is the cinematographer.
Wolff boasts an impressive slate. Most recently he starred in Ari Aster’s Hereditary alongside Toni Collette, House of Tomorrow opposite Asa Butterfield, My Friend Dahmer, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and Peter Berg’s Patriot Day. He also stars in the recently wrapped untitled Jumanji sequel, the upcoming Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney starrer Bad Education, and Human Capital opposite Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei. Wolff recently wrote and directed his first feature film, The Cat and the Moon, for which he also stars.
Since her breakthrough performance in the critically acclaimed, 28 Weeks Later, Poots has continued to impress critics and audiences alike in films such as Jane Eyre, A Late Quartet, Filth, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Green Room, Frank & Lola, Sweet Virginia, I Kill Giants, Mobile Homes, Friday’s Child and The Art of Self-Defense. Next, she will star in Melina Matsoukas’ post-apocalyptic series “Y” for FX.