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EXCLUSIVE: Lia McHugh is set as a lead in A House on the Bayou, the first of eight standalone horror and genre films under a deal between Epix and Blumhouse Television. Production is scheduled to begin late spring for a December 2021 premiere.
Written and directed by Alex McAulay (Don’t Tell a Soul), the film follows a troubled couple and their teenage daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their façade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light.
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McHugh will play Anna, the 14-year-old daughter of Jessica and John, who becomes increasingly unnerved by the tension she feels rising within her family. Though not exactly thrilled about spending a week with her parents in a remote bayou house, Anna becomes dangerously intrigued by the attention of a handsome, and older, local boy.
McHugh was recently seen in the STX film Songbird and will next be seen in the Disney/Marvel film Eternals. She is repped by Paradigm, Leslie Allan-Rice Management and attorney Stewart Brookman.
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