Yale Entertainment, producers of hit horror thriller Becky, today announced that Francesca Eastwood (Old, Awake) and Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge, The Outpost) will star in the new thriller Clawfoot, directed and produced by Michael Day (As They Made Us) and written by April Wolfe (Black Christmas). The film, produced by Yale’s Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Yale’s recently launched sales banner Great Escape, led by Nick Donnermeyer, will handle worldwide sales.
In this clever cat-and-mouse thriller, an upper-class suburban housewife (Eastwood) is psychologically terrorized by a manipulative contractor (Gibson), leading to a twisted battle of wits with deliciously unexpected results. Kade Thomas, Scott Levenson, Jason Kringstein, Lee Broda, and Colby Cote are executive producers.
Eastwood’s most recent film credit is Old directed by M. Night Shyamalan for Universal Pictures. She also starred opposite Brenton Thwaites in the Goetz Brother’s directed indie A Violent Separation. Prior to that, she played the lead role of Noelle in M.F.A. which premiered at SXSW. The Los Angeles Times called her performance “absolutely riveting.” Eastwood also played a starring role opposite James Franco in the Dan Bush directed thriller The Vault, as well as a starring role in Outlaws and Angels opposite Chad Michael Murray and Luke Wilson which had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Eastwood can next be seen in Mort in Sherman Oaks, also starring Lucy Hale, Jim Gaffigan, Jay Pharoah and Monica Potter.
Gibson made his feature debut in the Oscar-nominated feature Hacksaw Ridge, and starred in Peter Facinelli’s directorial debut Breaking & Exiting, Rod Lurie’s The Outpost, as Al Capone in the crime drama Gangster Land, The Tribes of Palos Verdes alongside Jennifer Garner, action thriller All the Devil’s Men, and David Blair’s World War II drama Mission of Honor. Gibson recently starred in Under the Stadium Lights with Laurence Fishburne, and the upcoming Manifest West, slated for release this fall.
After seeing M.F.A. on the festival circuit a couple of years ago, I've been fully onboard with Francesca Eastwood. She's an incredibly gifted actor who can bring gravitas to any role, no matter what the genre happens to be.