Deborah Ann Woll to Lead Horror-Thriller THE CYCLE for Tea Shop Productions and The Exchange

Film to shoot later this year, The Exchange handling international sales at upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes

Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil) is set to star in the horror-thriller THE CYCLE, directed by Jordan Downey (The Head Hunter) and written by Downey and Kevin Stewart (The Head Hunter). The film is produced by James Harris and Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions (The FallThe Surfer), with The Exchange executive producing and handling international sales at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, will be handling distribution in the US and Canada, UK and Ireland, and Australia/New Zealand. The film is in pre-production and looking to shoot later this year.

In the film, when the body of a man missing for thirty-six years is discovered at the scene of a horrific crime, it’s up to his estranged daughter to unravel his dark past.

Deborah Ann Woll is an American actress recognized for her versatility and depth on both the big and small screens. Rising to fame as the fiery Jessica Hamby in the HBO series True Blood, Woll further impressed audiences with her portrayal of Karen Page in Marvel’s Daredevil series, displaying a compelling blend of vulnerability and strength. Woll’s film credits include roles in Escape RoomRuby Sparks, and Mother’s Day, solidifying her status as a dynamic talent in the entertainment industry.

“We are so excited about The Cycle, Jordan has crafted such an original story that is gonna excite audiences. For us he has the ability to be the next great genre film maker and we can wait to make the movie,” said James Harris of Tea Shop.

Current titles from The Exchange include FRUITCAKE, starring Jennifer Garner, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer’s TOW, Orlando Bloom’s THE CUT, Anna Faris’ I, OBJECT, Peter Dinklage’s THE THICKET, Milla Jovovich and Luke Evan’s WORLD BREAKER, recent Hot Doc’s participant THE WHITE MOUNTAIN, and horror TV series TALES FROM THE VOID.

Woll is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment.

About Tea Shop Productions:

Prolific genre outfit TEA SHOP PRODUCTIONS is a London and LA producing house with a focus on bold, authored, and commercial films from compelling filmmakers. 
The Tea Shop producing team (James Harris, Mark Lane and Leonora Darby) has produced scores of feature films and has enjoyed both commercial and critical successes, including the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, one of 2017’s highest-grossing indies which spawned a franchise, and vertigo-inducing thriller FALL that held the No.1 on Netflix in 2023 and grossed $22M. In total, films produced by the Tea Shop team have grossed over $150 million in worldwide box-office receipts.  Upcoming releases include, THE WASP directed by Guillem Morales and starring Naomie Harris and Natalie Dormer, THE CUT directed by Sean Ellis starring Orlando Bloom, John Turturo and Caitriona Balfe and TORNADO directed by John Maclean starring Tim Roth, Jack Lowden, Takehiro Hira and Kōki.

Tea Shop’s latest feature THE SURFER directed by Lorcan Finnegan and starring Nicolas Cage, will have its World Premiere at the 77th Cannes Film Festival as part of Official Selection.

About Shudder
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and Original Content is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Over the last few years, Shudder has introduced audiences to groundbreaking and critically acclaimed films including Rob Savage’s HOST, Jayro Bustamante’s LA LLORONA, Phil Tippett’s MAD GOD, Coralie Fargeat’s REVENGE, Joko Anwar’s SATAN’S SLAVES, Josh Ruben’s SCARE ME, Kyle Edward Ball’s SKINAMARINK, Christian Tafdrup’s SPEAK NO EVIL, Chloe Okuno’s WATCHER, Demián Rugna‘s WHEN EVIL LURKS, and the latest in the V/H/S film anthology franchise, as well asthe fan favorite TV series THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA, Greg Nicotero’s CREEPSHOW, and THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS.

Photo credit: Gareth Catterm

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