Production is underway on the much-buzzed about psychological horror film THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE starring actress Hilary Duff as the iconic late movie star Sharon Tate, brutally killed in 1969 by Charles Manson’s followers in one of Los Angeles’ most gruesome murders. The role marks Duff’s highly anticipated return to film. Fans have recently seen Duff on the small screen as Kelsey Peters on the critically acclaimed TV Land series “Younger,” which has been renewed for a fifth season.
The film, written and directed by Daniel Farrands, takes a look at the last days leading up to Sharon Tate's death from her point of view. The plot is inspired by an actual quote from Tate, from an interview published a year before her death, wherein she reveals having dreams about ghosts haunting her house and foreseeing her own death at the hands of a satanic cult.
Houston-based entrepreneur Jim Jacobsen’s newly formed Skyline Entertainment fully financed the picture with Lucas Jarach and Eric Brenner producing. Jacobsen and Jorge Garcia Castro are executive producing.
Skyline Entertainment recently financed the Amityville origin story The Amityville Murders, also written and directed by Farrands, which just completed post-production and is screening for distributors.
Jonathan Bennett and Lydia Hearst round out the principal cast.