Magazine article Screen International

Robert Sheehan Shooting the Messenger

Magazine article Screen International

Robert Sheehan Shooting the Messenger

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Cast of supernatural drama also includes Lily Cole and Jack Fox.

The cast of supernatural chiller The Messenger has been confirmed, as Gateway Films and Ratio Films begins principal photography this week in the UK on locations including the Peak District.

Robert Sheehan, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and TV series Misfits, will be joined in the cast by Jack Fox (Dracula, Fresh Meat), Lily Cole (Snow White and the Huntsman), David O'Hara (The Departed) and Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre, The Tudors).

The film is directed by David Blair (Best Laid Plans) and was written by Andrew Kirk.

The Messenger centres on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he's desperate to say one last goodbye.

Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark's message. Discovering hidden secrets and lies finally pushes the fragile Jack over the edge but there is hope when his estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch. …

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