'Twilight's' Peter Facinelli to Star in 'Gallows Hill' (Exclusive)

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'Twilight's' Peter Facinelli to Star in 'Gallows Hill' (Exclusive)

The Twilight Saga’s Peter Facinelli is starring in Gallows Hill, a supernatural horror movie to be directed by Victor Garcia.

Sophia Myles (Underworld) and Nathalia Ramos (Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis)  are also in the movie, which is being produced by David Higgins of Launchpad Production, Peter Block of A Bigger Boat and Andrea Chung.

Written by David D’Ovidio (Thir13een Ghosts), the story follows an American (Facinelli),widowed from his Colombian-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). After a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated inn, they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement and their decision to set her free has unintended consequences. The story is by D’Ovidio and Higgins.

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Shooting is due to being later this month in Bogota, Colombia.

Mauricio Ardila and Julian Giraldo are exec producing while Octane, IM Global's genre arm, is handling international sales.

The South American castmembes include Carolina Guerra of A Corazon Abierto, the Latin American adaptation of Grey's Anatomy, and Colombian star Diego Cadavid.

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Garcia has toiled mostly in the franchise horror world, helming titles such as Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2 and Hellraiser: Revelations. This will be the first original outing for the director, who is repped by New Wave Entertainment and Abrams Garfinkel.

Facinelli is best known for playing Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight movies and is also one of the stars of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. He is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment.

Myles is repped by Gersh and United Agents, Ramos by Coast to Coast Talent.