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Shudder nabs ‘Encanto’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’ stars for ‘History of Evil’

Stephanie Beatriz and Paul Wesley will headline the cast of the Shudder original film History of Evil, a horror-thriller written and directed by filmmaker Bo Mirhosseni.

The film will stream exclusively on Shudder in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Paul Wesley is best known for playing Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries television series for eight years and recently playing Tucker Reed in the series Tell Me a Story.

Stephanie Beatriz is known for being the voice of Mirabel in Disney’s Encanto, the role of Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a host of voice work including Bob’s Burgers, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Family Guy, Duck Tales and other shows.

Both Beatriz and Wesley will also serve as executive producers.

This Bo Mirhosseni’s first feature film. Before ‘History’, Mirhosseni directed short films and music videos.

In the film, a family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past – a terrifying last stop on a near-future Underground Railroad.

“We are thrilled to be working with XYZ and Two & Two Pictures as we continue to spotlight new and emerging storytellers within this genre, and Bo’s thrilling film debut is no exception,” said Emily Gotto, VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Shudder. “We are excited to have such talents as Stephanie and Paul on board to bring these dynamic characters to life and look forward to sharing the film with Shudder members.”

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