Bracken Hanke has finished filming on Lifetime’s remake of the classic 1956 film “The Bad Seed“.
Rob Lowe (The Outsiders, Parks and Recreation) is directing and starring in the remake of the Oscar nominated thriller. Lowe will play the father of a young daughter who is the personification of evil. The parent’s gender is being switched from the ’56 feature version, where it was played by Nancy Kelly, This cult psychological horror remake is penned by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) based on a best-selling novel by William March that was adapted to a long-running Broadway play.
Up-and-coming actress Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor, Fuller House) will portray the daughter, Emma. In the 1956 version, that role was played by Patty McCormack who will actually be returning for the remake. This time around she’ll be playing Emma’s psychiatrist.
Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter (McKenna Grace) Emma’s school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behaviour is just a facade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again.
Lowe will also executive produce with Mark Wolper and Elizabeth Stephen.
Bad Seed will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until March 30th and it premieres on September 9th on the Lifetime channel.