Schitt’s Creek is wrapping up soon, and one of the stars of the comedy series, Emily Hampshire, will be heading Home. Variety is reporting that Hampshire signed on for the lead role in the psychological horror film which is set to begin production this week.
The film is being directed by Adam O’Brien from a script by Philip Kalin-Hajdu. The story concerns a recently separated woman who is suffering from grief after the death of her newborn but comes to believe that the child is still alive.
The story here could be something rather interesting if done right. It’s a tough tightrope to walk with a film that hits so many personal tragedies, but having seen some of Schitt’s Creek, I was impressed with the layered performance of Emily Hampshire as Stevie, the motel clerk and owner. I think she has the capabilities to really turn this role into something special.
Emily Hampshire’s recently appeared in Mother! and TV’s 12 Monkeys. As of now, Home does not have a release date.
So what do you think? Is Emily Hampshire right at home in Home? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe