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The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan has signed on to star in the upcoming horror-thriller The Boy from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. While the actress has appeared in features such as last year's Reach Me and 2010's Death Race 2, The Boy will mark her first leading role in a feature.
The story centers on a young nanny (Lauren Cohan), who has been tasked with caring for a lifelike doll by a strange couple, who use it as a coping mechanism following the death of their young son. The nanny eventually starts to believe more and more that this doll is actually alive.
William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer) is directing from a screenplay by Stacey Menear. Lakeshore's Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing alongside Jim Wedaa and Vertigo's Roy Lee and Adam Stone. Production is scheduled to begin this March in British Columbia.
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With their sinister smiles and dead-eyed stares, inanimate dolls are creepy, but they’re even more unsettling when brought to unnatural life. Filmmakers have long tapped into the scary potential of dolls, as evidenced by Child’s Play, Dolls, Annabelle, and many more. Now William Brent Bell is stepping into the sub-genre with The Boy, and The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan is set to star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead) is taking on the lead role in The Boy, a horror-thriller that “centers on a nanny (Cohan) who is tasked with overseeing a lifelike doll by a bizarre couple who treat it as a real child. The couple use the doll as way to cope with the death of their young son, but the nanny becomes increasingly convinced that it is alive.”
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- Derek Anderson
Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'.
Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float".
February 2010 she was cast in "Death Race 2".
Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as 'Bela Talbot', a thief, appearing in six episodes.
Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries".
Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'.
She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3.
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- Michael Stevens
3 items from 2015
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