#THECRUCIFIXION, written and produced by Circle clients the Hayes brothers, has begun principle photography in Romania!
— Circle of Confusion (@ofConfusion) September 22, 2015
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE – The filmmaking duo behind ‘The Conjuring’, brothers Chad and Carey Hayes have a new project under way titled, ‘The Crucifixion’. This supernatural thriller is being directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman) and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and the Hayes brothers themselves. The film has now begun principle photography in Romania, according to Deadline, which should put the it’s release in 2016.
The cast includes ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ actress Sophie Cookson, Javier Botet (Mama), Alexis Rodney (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Radu Andrei Micu of ‘Dead in Tombstone’, among others.
In ‘The Crucifixion’ a priest, jailed for the murder of a nun thought to be possessed, after she dies during the exorcism. A journalist delves into the story to try to determine what really happened and if the priest killed a mentally ill nun or lost the battle with a demonic entity.
THE WRAP – Xavier Gens is directing the genre movie, which reunites the producer and writers of “The Conjuring”
On the heels of a breakout turn in Matthew Vaughn’s hit spy movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Sophie Cookson is in negotiations to star in Xavier Gens’ supernatural thriller “The Crucifixion,” TheWrap has learned.
The film is based on the true story of a priest who was convicted of murdering a nun after performing an exorcism on her. Cookson will play a young journalist investigating the bizarre case.
The movie reunites “The Conjuring” producer Peter Safran with sibling writers Chad and Carey Hayes. The trio are also producing the genre project, which is being financed by Lotus Entertainment.
Gens (“Hitman”) is directing “The Crucifixion,” which Lotus’ Jim Seibel is executive producing with Bill Johnson, D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian.
Cookson won the part of Roxy in “Kingsman” over many young actresses, and the film went on to gross more than $400 million worldwide. The British actress will soon be seen opposite Adrien Brody in Lee Tamahori’s “Emperor.”