True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, known as Bill Compton to fans of the Allan Ball series, is now officially attached to star in director Darren Lynn Bousman’s (Saw, Repo) devilish tale of a camping trip gone awry. According to Variety, Moyer has inked a deal to star in the movie titled ‘The Barrens’, where he will play a man who decides to take his family on a camping trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Becoming “convinced they’re being stalked by a legendary winged monster that looks like a deformed hybrid of several different animals,” Moyer’s character will undoubtedly go mad.

Speaking to Variety, Bousman ensured the outlet that he plans to take the horror picture “another step further. I don’t want to turn it into a cheesy creature feature. It’s about the characters for me, and having watched Stephen for years on ‘True Blood,’ I have no doubt he’s the right leading man.”

Said to have the same spine chilling similarities as the great Stephen King, The Barrens will be produced by both The Genre Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Shara Kay will be co-producing the flick, that will reportedly land in theaters next fall.

In the meantime, announcements concerning the rest of the cast of The Barrens is sure to be on the way.

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