Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) has over 200 on-screen acting credits, and he’s about to add another one. The actor is set to star in the forthcoming horror flick The Benefactor, according to Deadline Hollywood.
McDowell will play a once-prolific painter. After his wife dies, he takes up an artistic residency. But, it appears he is not alone, as the house he’s staying in may have other residents. He believes there to be ghosts… and said ghosts may just be driving him mad.
McDowell is teaming up with director David Carson, whom he worked with on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He will be working off of a script from husband-and wife writing team, Mark and Anna Casadei.
These two are beyond excited, we can feel it in their tweets (and, they say how excited they are):
Beyond excited to be able to finally share that not only has our horror/thriller, The Benefactor moved forward but the amazingly, talented Malcom McDowell has signed on to STAR in it! ⭐️ 🎥 @annaliterally @DEADLINE @pcescoll #WritingCommunity #Screenwriting https://t.co/crN9pTyHhu
— Mark 🎬 Casadei (@markliterally) September 14, 2020
So excited to FINALLY make this announcement!
We’re working with our ideal dream team!
Mark & I love this script so much, and we’re very thankful that such a wonderful group is coming together to make all of this happen. Can’t wait to share what happens next! #writingcommunity https://t.co/tETLjqogKR
— Anna Casadei (@annaliterally) September 14, 2020
The Benefactor is in the early stages and a release date has yet to be announced.
With that said, let’s have a catch-up with McDowell and some of his more recent work. You can look for him in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2018) as Thomas Pembridge, the conductor emeritus of the New York Symphony.
Here’s a peek at the trailer:
Annnnd… he’s also gone the funny route, starring opposite Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in the upcoming Truth Seekers.
In case you missed it, here’s the trailer:
While we’re at it, let’s go back to his early days with 1971’s A Clockwork Orange:
Hopefully, that’s enough Malcolm McDowell to tidy up your Tuesday.
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