Just announced this morning, Abigail Breslin (known for her roles in films like Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland and Stillwater) has signed up to play Jules, a sexy, smart-mouthed fitness guru who faces off against a gang of vampires.
Slayers (previously titled With Teeth) follows a group of superstar Internet influencers who are drawn to a reclusive, seductive billionaire’s mansion, only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire. The only way out is to be saved by a famous online gamer and Elliot, an old school vampire hunter, who is set in his ways.
Breslin also serves as a producer of this high-octane, comedy-adventure film that allegedly raises the bar for commercially viable genre films.
Joining Breslin is Thomas Jane (known for his roles in films including The Expanse, Hung, The Predator and Run Hide Fight) who is cast in Slayers and serves as executive producer alongside executive producer Courtney Lauren Penn via their production company Renegade Entertainment. Malin Åkerman (known for her roles in films including Billions, The Heartbreak Kid and Chick Fight in which she is also a producer) is also in the mix, serving as an executive producer on the film and has similarly has taken on a key role.
“I’m so excited to get back on set and can’t think of a better group to share the screen with during this unique time! When this script came to me, I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of it and now I get to play this fun, vampire villain – a first for me!” Said Åkerman.
Slayers will be directed by K. Asher Levin and produced by K. Asher Levin, Abigail Breslin, who will be an on-set producer, working closely with Levin, Daniel Cummings and Zack Imbrogno. BondIt Medial Capital’s Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor and Grady Craig alongside Film Mode’s Clay Epstein, Malin Akerman, Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn via their Renegade Entertainment banner, and Josh Monkarsh serve as the executive producers for the film which is currently in pre-production. Lydia Hearst is co-executive producer.
The powerful, female-lead cast also features Kara Hayward (known for Moonrise Kingdom, Isle of Dogs and Us) and Lydia Hearst (known for her work on Z Nation, Between Worlds, Gossip Girl and The Haunting of Sharon Tate). The talented team is rounded out by Jack Donnelly, Breslin, Jane and Åkerman.
“We’re thrilled with such an all-star cast in this incredibly fun and awesome take on the genre,” said Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein. “We’re also extremely excited to be working with Asher [Levin] and this incredible team of filmmakers.”
“I am honored to bring on all these incredible actors to Slayers and I can’t wait to show everyone a totally new vision in horror that rocks as hard as it scares!” Levin added.