NewsMaggie Q stars in Goldcrest Financed Slumber

Maggie Q stars in Goldcrest Financed Slumber

Thursday, 11th February 2016

Directed by in-demand commercials Director Jonathan Hopkins (EBay, McDonald’s and Sony) the film is shooting on location in the UK. 

It is also announced that Maggie Q (Mission Impossible 3, Live Free or Die Hard) has signed on to play Alice, a rationally minded sleep doctor, who is forced to abandon scientific reason and accept a family is being terrorised by a parasitic demon which has existed in every human culture since records began. Paralysing victims as they sleep, the ‘Night Hag’ is the original Nightmare. 

The film also stars Will Kemp (Van Helsing), Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit) and William Hope (Sherlock Holmes). 

Slumber is written by 2013 Blood List entrant and multiple award winning screenwriter Richard Hobley and by Hopkins. The film is being produced by The Tea Shop & Film Company’s Mark Lane and James Harris (currently in post on I Am Not a Serial Killer) and by Pascal Degove of Goldcrest Films. Executive Producers are Goldcrest Films’ Nick Quested and Maggie Q. 

Financier and co-producer Goldcrest Films is also on board as the international distributor and post-production will be handled from Goldcrest Post’s New York facility, recently the home of Academy Award nominee Carol. 

Maggie Q is something of a phenomenon. March 2016 sees the release of the hotly anticipated third instalment of the Divergent Series in which Maggie stars as Tori Wu. Based on the smash hit novels by Veronica Roth the first two outings grossed over $500m globally. In 2014 Maggie joined Kevin Williamson CBS show Stalker as Detective Beth Davis. Previously Maggie starred as Nikita on The CW’s action-thriller of the same name and co-starred opposite Tom Cruise in J. J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible 3 and Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard. She is about to star in new TV series Designated Survivor with Keifer Sutherland and is in post on The Brits are Coming alongside Uma Thurman. 

Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest Films said “Maggie Q is a real star with a vast fan base. Global audiences are used to being thrilled by her kinetic performances. This undoubted pedigree combined with the assembled depth of talent will certainly bring a little magic to Slumber.” 

The Tea Shop & Film Company’s Mark Lane and James Harris continue, “Goldcrest Films recognised the broad appeal of Richard and Jonathan’s script very early on. They’ve done an amazing job of bringing the picture to market and we look forward to working with them and their distribution partners moving forwards.”