Kelly McGillis has joined the cast of Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films upcoming vampire road trip thriller Stake Land. Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix announced the news today, stating that the film would be directed by Jim Mickle from a script he co-wrote with his Mulberry Street partner Nick Damici, who also stars in the project.
McGillis is set to play "Sister", a nun who confronts a crisis of faith when bloodsuckers take over the world. She must join a group of survivors battling the plague to stay alive. Dark Sky's Greg Newman stated, "Jim and Nick have written a uniquely intense part for 'Sister,' and we are thrilled to see Kelly McGillis in the role. This is a very ambitious project, with a genuinely epic sweep, and we cannot wait to bring it to audiences next year."
Stake Land is set to start shooting in New York and Pennsylvania soon.