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The Politician star joins new horror movie from Skyfall writer

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Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

The Politician star Theo Germaine has been cast in a new horror film, directed by Skyfall writer John Logan.

The upcoming movie, which was previously named Whistler Camp but is now untitled, is set at a conversion camp for LGBTQ+ youth. It has been described as an LGBTQ+ empowerment story.

Germaine is best known for their role in Ryan Murphy's The Politician as Payton's (Ben Platt) campaign manager and advisor.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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Netflix originally bought The Politician in a two-season upfront order. However it's currently in limbo as it hasn't yet been renewed for a third season despite the second season ending over a year ago, but it hasn't been officially cancelled eithe.

Ryan Murphy has been busy with a number of other series, with Ratched, 9-1-1, spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star, American Horror Story and American Crime Story all expected to continue running. He also has several other series in the works, including Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and two more American Horror Story spin-offs: American Love Story and American Sports Story.

Germaine has since starred in Showtime comedy Work in Progress and LGBTQ+ history series Equal.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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The new movie is being directed by Oscar-nominated writer of Skyfall and Gladiator, John Logan. It will mark his directorial debut, having previously won a Tony Award and a Golden Globe for his writing.

Kevin Bacon will also star, having not been cast in a horror film since the iconic Friday the 13th in 1980 and Flatliners in 1990. He will also executive produce.

Bacon has recently starred in Showtime crime-drama City on a Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as FBI agent Jackie Rohr. The first two seasons are out now, and it has been renewed for season three.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

Related: Netflix releases powerful trailer for Ryan Murphy's gay conversion documentary

Blumhouse productions are behind the horror, with Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar producing. The company is behind a number of blockbuster horrors, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious and the Academy Award-winning Get Out.

It has also produced dramas including Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman, which also took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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