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Lucky McKee Heads to Paper Street for Old Man

By Richard Whittaker, November 14, 2020, 7:00am, Picture in Picture

Two big names of Texas indie horror are teaming up for a new collaboration: According to Deadline, Lucky McKee will be directing Old Man, a new thriller starring Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) and Marc Senter (Starry Eyes) for Austin-based Paper Street Pictures.

Here's the synopsis from Deadline:

Set deep in the woods, the plot follows a lost hiker (Senter) who stumbles upon the cabin of an erratic and reclusive Old Man (Lang). What starts off as cordial conversation soon turns dangerous as it becomes clear that one or both of them might be hiding a terrifying secret.

McKee is scheduled to film the movie (script by Joel Veach) in New York in January. Paper Street's Aaron B. Koontz, Ashleigh Snead, and Cameron Burns will produce. The studio is coming in hot off the back of double cult successes, with anthology comedy-horror Scare Package and Western witchcraft shocker The Pale Door.

Meanwhile El Paso resident and former Austinite McKee (May The Woman) got back into his claustrophobic groove when he returned to the ATX for his recent suburban underbelly thriller Kindred Spirits. McKee told Deadline, "Joel’s script is a horrific and poignant plunge into madness, and Lang and Senter are going to devour it. It’s been beautiful to watch such a strong team form around us."

Sales will be handled by XYZ Films in North America, and AMP International in foreign markets.

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