Kiernan Shipka To Star In John Leonetti’s ‘The Silence’ From Constantin Film & EMJAG – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Kiernan Shipka, who played Sally Draper in Mad Men, is set to star in horror director John Leonetti’s next feature The Silence from Constantin Film and EMJAG Productions. David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment is launching international sales on the project in Cannes next week.

Project is produced by Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil), Alexandra Milchan (Wolf of Wall Street) and Scott Lambert (AMC’s The Terror) with Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz, the prolific German industry veteran behind the Resident Evil franchise, exec producing.

The Silence is based on the best-selling novel by fantasy-horror writer Tim Lebbon (Star Wars: Into The Void and The Cabin in the Woods) and is adapted by The Van Dyke Brothers, Carey and Shane (Chernobyl Diaries). The project is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to begin principal photography in September.

Story follows the terrifying tale of Ally, a deaf teenager, and her family whose world is turned upside down by a deadly and primeval force. In the fields near her New Jersey home, a colony of bats are attacked by a parasitic insect and soon morph into a new lethal species called Vesps. As the blind, winged creatures quickly grow, spread and attack the human population, Ally’s heightened senses become her strength. She can feel when the Vesps are close and realizes that even the slightest noise summons them in huge numbers. She and her family seek refuge in the woods where they must live in total silence. Amidst the creature chaos, they learn that humans can be just as dangerous when they are fighting to survive.

Teen actress Shipka starred as Sally Draper, the oldest child of Don and Betty Draper, in AMC’s Mad Men for eight years. She recently starred in Ryan Murphy’s TV mini-series Feud: Bette and Joan opposite Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. Prior to that, she starred opposite Emma Roberts in horror thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

Leonetti is the director behind horror-thriller Annabelle, which took $250M at the worldwide box office. His most recent feature, Wish Upon, starring Joey King, Sherilyn Fenn, Shannon Purser and Ryan Philippe, bows in the U.S. on July 14 via Broad Green Pictures.

The Van Dyke Brothers, who penned Oren Peli’s Chernobyl Diaries, wrote sci-fi horror feature The Watching Hour, which is currently at New Line. They’ve also sold their sci-fi feature Dreamland to Sony, with Will Smith’s Overbrook producing. The duo are currently working on The Rift, a supernatural drama TV series that they wrote and sold to UTV with Blumhouse producing and recently penned Possession 2 for Sam Raimi and Lionsgate.

Meanwhile, Constantin’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter grossed $312.2M at the global box office earlier this year, pushing the franchise past the $1B mark and making it the biggest video-game-based franchise of all time.

Shipka is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Leonetti and the Van Dyke Brothers are repped by CAA.


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Kiernan Shipka Plays Bette Davis’ Daughter B.D. Hyman On ‘Feud,’ Which Should Show Their Complex Relationship

The Feud depicted in the new FX series of the same name is between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, but both of them have been involved in much more personal feuds than what they had with each other. Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka plays one of Bette Davis’ daughters in the new series, B.D. Hyman, who had a contentious relationship with her famous mother. While there was never a movie made about their relationship like there was for Crawford, B.D. Hyman, and Bette Davis had a great deal of baggage, so their dynamic should be interesting to see play out on Feud..

Hyman detailed her relationship with her mother in the memoir My Mother’s Keeper, which painted Davis as a cruel and domineering parental figure. The book was released in 1985 to great controversy, with critics citing the book as nothing more than a collection of attacks on Davis’ character. Jill Gertsen of the Orlando Sentinel called the memoir “less a portrait than a bitter, angry, petty compilation of every gripe that Hyman ever harbored against her mother.

Davis closed out her second memoir released in 1989, This’n That, with a response that denies the claims in Hyman’s book. The long letter, as quoted by The Telegraph, reads in part:

There is no doubt you have a great potential as a writer of fiction. You have always been a great storyteller. I have often, lo these many years, said to you, ‘BD, that is not the way it was. You are imagining things.’
Many of the scenes in your book I have played on the screen. It could be you have confused the ‘me’ on the screen with ‘me’ who is your mother.

When Davis passed away in 1989, the Los Angeles Times reported that she had left both Hyman and her other daughter, Margo Mosher Merrill, out of her will, along with Hyman’s two sons. The newspaper reported that the will explicitly stated, “I declare that I have intentionally and with full knowledge omitted to provide herein for my daughter, Margo, and my daughter, Barbara, and-or my grandsons, Ashley Hyman and Justin Hyman.”

It seems that Hyman has tried her best to move past their strained relationship, as she now runs the B.D. Hyman Ministry. The ministry’s website states, “In the mid-1980s, B.D. Hyman received God’s solution to her dysfunctional relationship with her controlling mother.

The feud between Crawford and Davis may be the basis of this new FX series, but if Feud shows the relationship between Davis and Hyman, it should make for another level of compelling drama. And casting Shipka as Hyman may be the best casting choice in an especially well-cast series. She spent seven seasons cutting her teeth on dramatic, nuanced material in Mad Men, and will likely be a natural when it comes to portraying Hyman. While most roles involve creating the character and inventing a backstory, Shipka and Sarandon should have more than enough material to work with.


Happy Birthday Kiernan!

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Kiernan turns 17 today and we  want to wish her the best of birthdays! We wish happiness, health, love!
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