Modernciné has announced that the cast for “All Cheerleaders Die” has finally been finalized. The film, a high school-set supernatural thriller written and directed by Lucky McKee (“May,” “The Woman”) and Chris Sivertson (“The Lost,” “I Know Who Killed Me”) stars Caitlin Stasey (“Tomorrow When the War Began”), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (“Hung”), and introduces Tom Williamson. Andrew van den Houten (‘’Funeral Kings,” “The Woman”) and Robert Tonino (‘’The Woman,” “In the Family”) are producing the film and Arrien Schiltkamp and Russell Dinstein are executive producing. The production of “All Cheerleaders Die” is expected to start November 26 in Los Angeles.
“All Cheerleaders Die” is the second collaboration between McKee and Modernciné, who worked together previously on the thriller “The Woman.” The film will also be the first time Silverton has worked with the company.
The film is a reimagining of a video project McKee and Sivertson wrote and shot immediately after graduating from USC Film School some ten years ago. Since then, both have gone on to successful solo directing careers.
“’All Cheerleaders Die’ is leading us into the exciting world of popcorn fare, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the creative freedom that a company like Modernciné provides for writer/directors. This is going to be a thrill-packed extravaganza with a hot young cast to die for,” said McKee and Sivertson.
“Working on my first collaboration with Mr. Sivertson and second feature with Mr. McKee is an honor and real opportunity to promote the artist driven approach I believe in. It’s what Modernciné is all about. Everything begins and ends with the directors’ vision and with that approach originality and timeless entertainment is born,” said van den Houten.
Here’s the synopsis of “All Cheerleaders Die:”
“Mäddy Killian is a 17 year old rebel at Blackfoot High School on a mission to take down the captain of the football team. She rallies a group of cheerleaders around her cause, but after a tragic turn of events the girls are thrust into a supernatural battle that culminates in a mayhem-filled night they will never forget.”