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Darren Lynn Bousman wraps international horror film “CELLO” with Jeremy Irons and Tobin Bell

Monday, November 1, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The nature of the director’s latest, top-secret project has now been revealed.

Alamiya and Envision Media Arts have announced that Darren Lynn Bousman (pictured) has completed shooting CELLO, which was shot on location in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic. Scripted by Turki Al Alshikh from his novel, the movie stars Jeremy Irons, Tobin Bell from the SAW franchise where Bousman first made his name, Samer Ismail and Elham Ali. The story concerns an aspiring cellist who the terrible cost of his brand new instrument, and the creative team includes such genre regulars as director of photography Maxime Alexandre (CRAWL, THE NUN, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR) and composer Joseph Bishara (the CONJURING and INSIDIOUS films).

“I have been blessed to have many adventures in my filmmaking career,” Bousman says. “None have compared to the production of CELLO. I was able to traverse the globe, and work with an international cast and crew. I am excited for the world to see this terrifying tale from the mind of Turki Al Alshikh and am humbled to have had a small part in its creation.” The film is set to hit the international festival circuit next year.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.