Rat Pack Filmproduction and XYZ Films have announced today that Matt O'Leary (BRICK, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD), Jessica Cook (MISTRESSES, MTV's "AWKWARD"), Peter Stormare (PAIN AND GAIN, HANSEL AND GRETEL), and Lance Henriksen (THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS) have been added to the cast of the horror comedy STUNG. The film, to be directed by Benni Diez (KINGZ), is produced by Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz from Rat Pack Filmproduction (THE WAVE, WE ARE THE NIGHT) and executive produced by XYZ Films (THE RAID: REDEMPTION). The film is currently set to start shooting in Berlin on October 22, 2013, and has been sold in multiple territories, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, and Scandinavia to independent distributor eOne.
In STUNG a fancy garden party goes terribly wrong after a local species of wasps mutates into giant predators. It's up to Paul and Julia, two catering staffers at the high society event, to stop the killer creatures - an effort that kick-starts a budding romance between the two.
STUNG was developed by producer Benjamin Munz at Rat Pack Filmproduction (Munich & Berlin) based on an idea by Adam Aresty, who won RatPack’s 2012 horror-writing contest “Write for Your life.“
“STUNG, to me, is bringing the creature feature cult film feeling from the 80s into the present and a modern day fun-horror movie” says director Benni Diez.