'Dead Souls' starts shooting in Conn.

April 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Canterbury, Conn., on "Dead Souls," a television movie adaptation of Michael Laimo's novel, Chiller said Wednesday.

Written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys, the film is set to premiere in October. It stars Jesse James, Bill Moseley, Magda Apanowicz, Noah Fleiss, Jaiden Kaine and Geraldine Hughes.

"On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie learns he was adopted when he inherits a farm in Maine, abandoned for the 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher," a synopsis said. "Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father's questionable teachings.

"In a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family."

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