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Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, The Walking Dead) will star alongside Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) in a new Irish horror film titled Double Blindwe’ve learned this afternoon.

Epic Pictures Group have started shooting Double Blind in Ireland this month. Epic will launch worldwide sales on the film at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes next month.

Double Blind follows seven strangers taking part in a paid drug trial that become trapped in the lab after the side effects of the study escalate the situation into a nightmarish scenario- if they fall asleep, they die. Brenock O’Connor (Game Of Thrones), Abby Fitz (The Cellar), Shonagh Marie, Diarmuid Noyes, Frank Blakeand Akshay Kumar round out the cast.

The film is written by Darach McGarrigle and marks the feature directorial debut for Ian Hunt-Duffy who, along with producer Simon Doyle, run the Dublin-based production company Failsafe Films.

“Epic is thrilled to continue our partnership with Screen Ireland and bring Ian’s first feature film to the market. We have been working with Simon and Failsafe to develop a compelling and commercial script for buyers and are excited to see it come to life with Pollyanna and Millie as stars,” says Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald.

“I’m delighted to be shooting Double Blind with the support of Epic and Screen Ireland. As a filmmaker I am deeply passionate about creating original, suspenseful, and intelligent genre cinema, and I believe that the hook of our story — fall asleep and you die — is so evocative and memorable. It takes something ordinary and innocent and makes it deadly. We have a fantastic ensemble cast led by Millie Brady and horror icon Pollyanna McIntosh, so I cannot wait for audiences to experience the tension, claustrophobia, and dread that we have in store,” says director Ian Hunt-Duffy.

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