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Michael Shannon Reaps The Harvest
A new horror with Samantha Morton

11 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton

If you caught that fleeting glimpse of Michael Shannon in Man Of Steel’s new trailer and began thinking, "Hhhm... I wonder what he’s planning for a future role?", here's the answer. Variety reports that Shannon and Samantha Morton have signed on to star in director John McNaughton’s new horror film The Harvest.

With a script by Stephen Lancellotti, the film will find Morton and Shannon as a married couple who work in the medical industry. Their son (Charlie Tahan) suffers from a rare condition and spends much of his time in a controlled environment, which is hardly the most fun situation for a growing tyke. But then a girl (Natasha Callis) moves in next door and he sees the hope of a better life.

But there’s a problem – the teens begin to grow closer, and that threatens the carefully orchestrated world his over-protective mother has wrapped around him. As it unravels, things get nasty.

McNaughton, who launched his career with 1986’s Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, is finally taking a stab at a shocker once more. "This is the first horror script I've been interested in in 25 years, so it's kind of cool to return to the genre," he tells Variety. "I got the script a few years ago and loved the story, which is dark and has a great twist. It's like a cross between Hansel And Gretel and Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” We expect fun things.

In addition to his Superman-battling assignment, Shannon also has David Wain’s They Came Together trundling through post-production and likely to hit either late next year or early 2014. Morton will next be seen in techno comedy Her.

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