Lakeshore Entertainment will begin principal photography next month on the thriller The Vatican Tapes, starring an ensemble cast of Michael Peña, Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori and Alex Sparrow, with Lionsgate set to release the film domestically.
The film follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano, played by Pena examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani, portrayed by Hounsou, and Cardinal Bruun, played by Andersson are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.
The ensemble cast also includes Dougray Scott as Angela Holmes’ father; Kathleen Robertson; John Patrick Amedon; and Alex Sparrow, a Russian actor and musician making his U.S. debut.
Based on an original story by Christopher Borrelli and Chris Morgan, the screenplay was written by Borrelli, with revisions by Michael C. Martin, and Mark Neveldine. Neveldine directs.