Christopher Lee Joins the Cast of Hammer's The Resident
Christopher Lee is going back to horror! Our friends at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Lee has joined the cast of The Resident (to be retitled Invasion Of Privacy), the newest film in production at the recently relaunched Hammer Films. Hilary Swank will star alongside of Jeffrey Dean Morgan. This will mark the directorial debut for Finnish music video and TV director Antti J. Jokinen. The Resident is about a young doctor who suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, then learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. Shooting on the indie thriller will start in June this summer.
For those horror fanatics out there who may have already picked up on this, Lee's involvement in The Resident is somewhat exciting because he has quite a history with Hammer Films. He's probably best known for starring as Count Dracula in at least five of their Dracula films, but he's also appeared in other horror flicks like The Mummy, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Terror of the Hatchet Men, Pirates of Blood River, and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (some true classics there, eh?). There's not enough known about The Resident yet for me to say that I'm truly interested, but with Lee involved, I'm at least very intrigued.