STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment have announced that Christopher Convery (Gotham, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) will play Jude, the son of Katie Holmes‘ Liza, in The Boy 2. The companies also revealed that the sequel has been sold out for all international markets, with the highlights including Entertainment (UK & Ireland), Sun (Spain & LatAm), Lucky Red (Italy), The Searchers (Benelux), Koch (Germany & Austria), MGN (CIS), Vertical (Eastern Europe) and JBG (Australia & New Zealand).
The film is a follow up to 2016 horror-thriller The Boy, which starred Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside) will return to direct the sequel.
Written by Stacey Menear, who also penned its predecessor, The Boy 2 will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee. Principal photography will begin in Victoria, British Columbia on January 14, 2019.
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son (Christopher Convery) soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
Following their recent collaborations on Pierre Morel’s action-thriller Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, and the romantic drama Adrift, starring Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley, STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment continue their successful partnership with The Boy 2. STX Entertainment, which is co-producing with Lakeshore, will distribute in the US, having jointly handled international sales with Lakeshore.