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

Monday, November 1, 2021 | News


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).