Rainn Wilson and David Morse lead cast of Child Serial Killer Tale, “THE BOY”

A full length (really, three features are planned) expansion of acclaimed short film HENLEY from director Craig MacNeill and writer Clay McLeod Chapman, THE BOY’s ensemble cast—which will see the transformation of a young child into mass murderer—has been revealed.

Announced today by producers Spectrevision, the company overseen by Josh C. Waller, Daniel Noah and Elijah Wood, THE BOY stars Rainn Wilson (THE OFFICE, SUPER), David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson and the great Bill Sage (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE) in the first of three films “tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer.”

Per release:

Wilson will portray the character of William Colby, an enigmatic stranger who intrigues and beguiles the young Ted Henley.

Internationally acclaimed actor David Morse will portray John Henley, motel owner and father of the boy who will eventually grow to infamy.

Mike Vogel and Zuleikha Robinson play a married couple, who along with their son (Aiden Lovekamp) spend the night at the Henley motel, and Bill Sage will portray the Sheriff of the rural town in which the Henleys reside.

As previously announced, the title role of Ted Henley will be portrayed by 8-year old Jared Breeze.

“Seeing familiar faces on a SpectreVision set is one of the things that we crave as a company.  When we see those faces, it means that we’re doing something right. You can’t ask for much more than that considering how vulnerable the job of an actor is,” says producer Josh C. Waller. Wilson, Morse and Vogel have all previously worked on Spectrevision productions.

Production on THE BOY is currently underway in Colombia. For more, keep an eye on Fango and see a clip from the original short film below.

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