Described as “a socially conscious psychological thriller that explores the unholy fanaticism of a man lost in the chasm between faith, the church, and madness,” Deadline reports today that Aisha Tyler (“Criminal Minds”) is on board to direct Silent John for Hidden Empire Film Group.
Emmett Hughes wrote the script. In the film…
“A young couple comes to stay at a rustic B&B in Ireland in the weeks before their first child is born. At first charmed by their Irish host, they soon discover he and his mute groundskeeper share a viciously harrowing secret. Soon they cannot discern friend from foe, and their dream getaway becomes a nightmare they cannot escape. Fueled by the historic abuses of the Catholic church against unwed mothers, this socially conscious psychological thriller explores the unholy fanaticism of a man lost in the chasm between faith, the church and madness.”
Tyler teases the film, which will begin production this coming summer, “Silent John is a terrifying portrait of institutional abuse and its lifelong effects on the psyche.”