Sat. Aug 13th, 2022


A few months ago, we shared the news that Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) had signed on to star in the horror thriller History of Evil for writer/director Bo Mirhosseni. Now Deadline reports that Beatriz had to drop out of the project before filming began earlier this month. Since Beatriz had scheduling conflicts, she was replaced by Jackie Cruz of Orange Is the New Black and Tremors: Shrieker Island.

History of Evil marks the feature debut of Mirhosseni, who has previously directed shorts, music videos, and a short documentary. The film will show us what happens when

a family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past – a terrifying last stop on a near-future Underground Railroad. 

Production has wrapped on History of Evil, which will be released on the Shudder streaming service as a Shudder Original in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

A collaboration between XYZ Films and Two & Two Pictures, History of Evil is being produced by Under The Shadow and Wounds director Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh, and Jake Siegel. Wesley serves as executive producer. This is “the first project under a pact between XYZ Films and Two & Two Pictures to make films from first and second-time genre directors from under-represented demographics. The pact is set to produce two to three pictures a year initially.”

Two & Two Pictures’ Anvari and Toh described History of Evil as a “deeply terrifying and unique horror film”.

How does History of Evil sound to you? What do you think of Jackie Cruz replacing Stephanie Beatriz in the film? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

Cruz’s other credits include The Shield, Blue Bloods, Good Girls, Here After, A Nice Girl Like You, Midnight in the Switchgrass, Lansky, All the World Is Sleeping, and Panama.

Jackie Cruz Orange Is the New Black

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