Making its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival this month, check out the first trailer for Ghost Light, the story of an unfortunate Shakespearean acting troupe that unleashes the infamous curse of Macbeth with horrifying results.
The film stars Roger Bart (Hostel: Part II), Cary Elwes (Robin Hood Men in Tights, Saw), Tom Riley (The Collection), Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale, “Wayward Pines,” “Sleepy Hollow”), Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6), Danielle Campbell (“The Originals”), and Carol Kane (Scrooged, “Gotham”).
The film premieres at the LA Film Fest on September 22nd.
Nothing is more sacred to true Shakespearian actors than “The Scottish Play,” which demands a deep reverence to always be exhibited both onstage and off during a performance. Except the reverence from ennui-engulfed Thomas Ingram is a bit lacking, to say the least. He’s in love with the beautiful Liz Beth, wife of pompous ham Alex Pankhurst. Liz and Alex are playing—respectively—Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in the small stage production they’re preparing for their local New England theatre. And Liz loves Tom back. Also, he wants to play Macbeth. Their underfoot co-stars make it almost impossible for them to be alone until Tom decides that the Scottish Curse so oft-mentioned by actors is just baloney. That’s when the witches, ghosts, and murder-mayhem really get started; and Tom, Liz Beth, and everyone else find themselves trapped in a stage play nightmare, albeit a hilarious one.