Acclaimed Actress Lisa Riesner Joins Maryam d’Abo And Amber Doig-Thorne In Andy Crane’s Mystery Horror BABY IN THE BASKET | The Fan Carpet Ltd • The Fan Carpet: The RED Carpet for FANS • The Fan Carpet: Fansites Network • The Fan Carpet: Slate • The Fan Carpet: Theatre Spotlight • The Fan Carpet: Arena • The Fan Carpet: International

Acclaimed Actress Lisa Riesner Joins Maryam d’Abo And Amber Doig-Thorne In Andy Crane’s Mystery Horror BABY IN THE BASKET

17 July 2023

The Fan Carpet are excited to share the news that Acclaimed Actress Lisa Riesner has been cast in the lead role in Andy Crane, Nathan Shepka and Tom Jolliffe’s Mystery Horror ”Baby in the Basket"  following the news that Actress Maryam d’Abo is set to make her return to British horror, in the independent feature!

The Baby in the Basket sees Riesner joining a cast that includes Paul Barber (The Full Monty, Only Fools and Horses), Amber Doig-Thorne (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Return of Krampus), Maryam d’Abo (The Living Daylights, Dorian Gray) Annabelle Lanyon (LegendDream Demon), Michaela Longden (Jack in the Box: Awakening, The Ghost Within), Elle O’Hara (When Darkness FallsMemories of Another), and Alexandra Faye Sadeghian (Guns of EdenNotice Me). 



Set in 1940s, The Baby in the Basket sees the nuns of a remote Scottish island convent ready for an impending storm, but when a baby is left on their doorstep, Sister Agnes becomes convinced he is the Devil and wants to kill the child. After Agnes is locked away a grim series of events ensue as the storm rages, and as her Sisters begin to question faith and reality, Sister Eleanor must try to repent and survive the dark events at St Augustine’s.

“We’re massively excited to round out our great cast for The Baby in the Basket,” said director and executive producer Nathan Shepka.

“We’re delighted to add Lisa to the cast,” added writer and executive producer Tom Jolliffe. “Alongside Paul Barber and Annabelle Lanyon, we have a wealth of experience opposite our rising cast members, Michaela, Elle and Amber.”



Directed by Nathan Shepka (When Darkness Falls, Holiday Monday) from a script by Tom Jolliffe (Renegades, War of the Worlds: The Attack), The Baby in the Basket is being produced by Shepka Productions and Flickering Myth in association with Nerdly. Nathan Shepka, Tom Jolliffe and Gary Collinson are executive producing, with Ewan Jessamine producing. Filming is set to take place on location in Scotland, UK in September and October 2023.

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