"13 Reasons Why" star Devin Druid (pictured below) has been set to lead cast in horror-western The Pale Door, which is executive-produced by Cold In July novelist and co-producer Joe R. Lansdale, Deadline reports.
Author Lansdale is also a creative and script consultant on the film from writer-director Aaron B. Koontz (Camera Obscura).
"The film follows a gang of cowboys and a mysterious woman who seek shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a disastrous train robbery. Seeking help for their wounded leader they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square but soon discover that the town is home to a coven of witches and blood-thirsty wolves."
The ensemble cast includes Zachary Knighton (The Hitcher), Melora Walters (Magnolia), Bill Sage (We Are What We Are), Pat Healy (pictured above; Cheap Thrills, The Innkeepers), Stan Shaw (Rocky), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Noah Segan (Late Phases, Looper) and Tina Parker ("Better Call Saul").
"I love the idea of mixing these two disparate worlds of horror and western, and to do so with the help of Joe and Keith Lansdale, feels like the perfect devil’s playground," said Koontz. "It’s 3:10 To Yuma meets The Descent, but doused, and then set on fire with psychological horror. Once this gets going, it’s relentless."
Script comes from Keith Lansdale, Cameron Burns and Koontz. Producers are Ashleigh Snead, Matthew Thomas, and Roman Dent, and Koontz and Burns for Paper Street Pictures. James Norrie and Inderpal Singh are also producing for AMP. David Guglielmo is casting director.
Production is under way in Oklahoma on the feature, which is repped for world sales by AMP International.