Ashley Benson and Shiloh Fernandez in ‘Private Property’ Dark Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)
Ashley Benson, Shiloh Fernandez, Logan Miller, Frank Whaley and Jay Pharaoh star in “Private Property,” a remake of the 1960 film noir of the same title.
The film recently wrapped up production in Los Angeles and was written, produced and directed by Chadd Harbold. The original film, written and directed by “Outer Limits” creator Leslie Stevens, was out of circulation for 30 years and considered lost, until it was restored and re-released by Cinelicious Pics in 2016 and acclaimed by the critical.
In the remake, Benson stars as Kathryn, a struggling actress and dissatisfied housewife who gets involved with her new gardener Ben, played by Fernandez. As he gives her the attention and sensitivity she needs, they begin to fall in love with each other. But, like a real black man, Ben isn’t all he seems.
Benson is best known for her work in “Spring Breakers”, “Her Smell” and the teen drama series “Pretty Little Liars”. Fernandez has appeared in “Deadgirl”, “Red Riding Hood” and the remake of “Evil Dead”. Miller’s credits include “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” and “Take Me to the River”. Whaley has appeared in Marvel’s âPulp Fictionâ and âLuke Cageâ. Pharoah starred in “Resort to Love” and was a cast member on “SNL”.
Harbold’s previous film “Long Nights Short Mornings” also starred Fernandez. He has also produced independent films such as “Villains”, “Depraved” and “Most Beautiful Island”.
Producers include Lucas Jarach, Ryan R. Johnson, Luke Daniels, Shaun Sanghani, and Fernandez. Executive Producers include Michael Hollingsworth, Matthew Dwyer, Braxton Miller, Talon Reid, Isaiah Reese, Jason Corle, Greg Lauritano, Frank Ponce, John DeMarco, Christopher Pollock, Jeff Rice, Jim Rine and Kyle Stroud.
âIt was an honor and a pleasure to reinvent the original Leslie Stevens film. Our aim was to pay homage to it, while expanding it, deepening it and opening it up. I couldn’t have had a more talented and dedicated cast and crew to tell this story, âsaid Harbold.
âIt was my third movie with Shiloh, and when he sent me the original movie and Chadd’s script, I got it right away. Chadd is an incredibly talented filmmaker and I am delighted to share this film with the world, âsaid Benson.
Benson is replaced by ICM Partners, Barry Littman and Steve Warren at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman and Viewpoint. Fernandez is replaced by Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, Miller is represented by ICM Partners and Atlas Artists and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman. Pharoah is replaced by ICM Partners and Shaina Farrow. Whaley is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Karen Forman.
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