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Michele Morrone, Urassaya Sperbund Among Home Sweet Home Rebirth Cast – The Hollywood Reporter


The upcoming live-action adaptation of hit video game franchise Home Sweet Home Rebirth has found its key cast.

Michele Morrone (365 Days, Subservience), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia saga, The Royals), Thai-Norwegian actress and model Urassaya Sperbund (Brother of the YearFast And Feel Love), and K-Pop/K-Drama star Alexander Lee (Moorin School: Saga of the Brave, My Korean Jagiya) have joined the feature, now in production in Bangkok, Thailand.

Filmmaking duo Alexander Kiesl and Steffen Hacker are directing the project, with visuals coming from their German visual effects house Unexpected in partnership with YGG, the Thai VFX/animation/gaming company. Producers are Dean Altit, under his Altit Media Group banner, and Pakin Maliwan, under Thailand-based Film Frame Productions. Tanat Juwiwat and Saroot Tubloy of YGG, and Kia Jam are executive producing.

Home Sweet Home Rebirth follows Jake (Moseley), a cop thrust into an alternate realm called “The Hindrance” during a deadly mall shooting. With the help of a mysterious Novice Monk (Lee), Jake must race the clock to save his wife, Prang (Yaya), and stop an evil occultist, Mek (Morrone), from opening the Gates of Hell. The film is based on the survival thriller video game of the same namewhich has sold over 1 million units worldwide and has become a breakout on YouTube and Twitch with streamers raking in more than 370 million views of gameplay across both platforms.

“Since we first introduced the original game in 2017, we’ve continued to grow and develop, constantly offering the most exciting and engaging storytelling to our gamers,” said YYG CEO Tanat Juwiwat. “We are thrilled to expand the Home Sweet Home universe and brand, and introduce the game to audiences worldwide, with this feature film.”

Morrone is represented by CAA, Ascend Artist Representation, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman; Moseley by CAM, IAG, Untitled Entertainment, and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis; Sperbund by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, and Lee (UKISS) by Tango Music Korea. 

Joanna Swanson

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