Susie Bacon, who starred opposite Kate Winslet in the recent Emmy-winning HBO Max series “Mere of Easttown”, has landed her first lead role in a studio movie.
The 29-year-old actor has been tapped to play the role of Rose in the Paramount Players movie “Rose with Rong with Rose”.
Based on the short “Laura has not slept”, the movie centers on a doctor whose mind begins to wander after witnessing a horrific event. The logline reads: “After a bizarre, traumatic event involving a patient, a psychiatrist begins to experience horrific events that only he or she can see and becomes increasingly convinced that he or she is being followed by an unscrupulous supernatural force.”
Parker Finn will write and direct “Something Wrong with Rose,” which is set to begin production in New Jersey this October. Temple Hill is producing for Paramount players, a division of the studio that produces genre films from contemporary voices.
Bacon, whose parents are actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, began his career in Hollywood at the age of 11 when he starred in the 2005 film “Loverboy,” directed by his father and starring his mother. He later appeared on the TNT series “The Closure” before taking the time to study at Brown University.
Bacon returned to the small screen in Netflix’s hit teen series “13 Reasons Why,” where he played the character of Sky Miller, and he recently joined the cast of “Narcos: Mexico” in his second season. Bacon will play Jason Katim in the upcoming Amazon series “On the Spectrum” as Carrie Leyden in “Mer of Easttown”.