Peter Stormare and Laura Allen join Eli Roth’s Clown

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Filming has begun on Eli Roth’s latest movie “Clown” – which, some may disappointed to hear, isn’t the long-gestating “It” remake, fixing solely on the life and career of Pennywise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the low-budget thriller, set up with Dimension, will star Andy Powers “as a father who dons a clown outfit for his son’s birthday when the clown-for-hire bails. He and his family soon discover that he not only can’t take it off but there’s a horrific curse behind it.”

Laura Allen, of NBC’s now-defunct “Awake”, and Peter Stomare, of “Prison Break” fame, are also onboard. She plays the wife, Stormare is an expert on clown lore.

Jon Watts directs the film, with “Hostel” alum Roth serving as producer.