Grammy Award-winning musician and actress Brandy Norwood is set to star in The Front Room, the psychological horror film that will be the directorial debut of The Eggers Brothers.
The Eggers Brothers are comprised of Max and Sam Eggers, the younger brothers of Robert Eggers, the director behind such films as The Northman, The Witch, and The Lighthouse. Prior to The Front Room, Max was a writer on The Lighthouse and Sam was a writer on the documentary called Olympia.
Brandy, who won a Grammy for the song The Boy Is Mine, is no stranger to the acting world as her credits date all the way back to 1993’s Thea when she played Danesha Turrell. Since then, she has starred in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Moesha, Osmosis Jones, 1997’s Cinderella, and more. Joining Brandy in the cast will be The Tragedy of Macbeth’s Kathryn Hunter, Snow White’s Andrew Burnap, and Spotlight’s Neal Huff.
The Front Room is based on Susan Hill’s short story of the same name and will follow “a young, newly pregnant couple forced to take in an ailing stepmother who has long been estranged from the family.”
A24 will be producing the film alongside Lucan Toh, Babak Anvari and Bryan Sonderman of Two & Two Pictures and Julia Oh and David Hinojosa of 2AM.
For more, check out our reviews of The Woman in Black and The Woman in Black: Angel of Death – two more Susan Hill adaptations – and Robert Eggers and Alexander Skarsgård breaking down The Northman’s berserker raid.
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