Last week we reported that Captain America star Sebastian Stan would be starring in a film version of Shirley Jackson’s classic tale We Have Always Lived At The Castle. Now, the full cast has been revealed for Stacie Passon’s movie, and it’s fantastic.
THR reports that Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Final Girls) and Alexandra Daddario (True Detective, San Andreas) will play the two Blackwood sisters at the centre of the story, with the former as Merricat and the latter as Constance.
The great Crispin Glover plays their Uncle Julian, “a man who due to extreme gangrene is confined to a wheelchair and morbidly obsesses over his wife and brother’s mysterious deaths.” We’re definitely excited by the amount of Crispin Glover we’re going to be treated to next year with this and his role as Mr World in American Gods.
As previously reported, Stan will be playing Merricat and Constance’s cousin Charles Blackwood, who reappears in their lives after a long absence and is Up To No Good.
For those unfamiliar with the story, We Have Always Lived At The Castle “centers on an isolated family, The Blackwoods, who use rituals and talismans to ward off hostile townspeople. The clan has already lost four members to poisoning when a distant cousin (Stan) arrives to maliciously secure the Blackwood fortune, at which point family secrets are unearthed.”
Passon co-wrote the script with Mark Kruger (Teen Wolf).
The cast also includes Joanne Crawford (Line Of Duty), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate) Bosco Hogan (The Borgias) and Patrick Joseph Byrnes (Penny Dreadful).
We Have Always Lived At The Castle will be released in 2017. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.