Katherine McNamara to direct thriller Sugar

The “Shadowhunters” actress will be joined by Jasmine Sky Sarin, Eric Bruneau and Spencer List.


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Katherine mcnamara, who has already played in Shadow Hunters and Arrow, has just been cast in the thriller Sugar, as reported by Deadline.

Sugar, which is a Mexican-Canadian double production, is slated to begin filming this month in Cancun, Mexico, and Montreal, Que. The film will follow two influencers who travel the Caribbean and the South Pacific and become best friends on their party-filled journey. But as their vacations progress, the varnish of their online personalities will wear off, leading to an actual showdown that threatens to tear them apart.

Jasmin Ciel Sarin will play alongside McNamara, with Eric Bruneau of Laurence anyway, and Spencer’s List which previously appeared in the Freeform series The Foster. Vic Sarin will direct the film and develop the script with Annelies kavan and Ben johnstone. The film comes from Sepia Films and Connect3 Media. Sepia Films’ Tina Pehme and Kim Roberts will produce alongside Connect3 Media.

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McNamara is best known for her television roles, having previously played the role of Clary Fray in the Freeform series. Shadow Hunters, a fantasy series that follows angel-human hybrids called Shadowhunters who seek to destroy the demons that roam the earth. The series has a dedicated fan base, despite being canceled in 2019. She also played Mia Smoak on the CW. Arrow and Flash series.


In terms of feature film projects, McNamara has also starred in the maze runner franchise of movies like Sonya. She also had a recurring role in the adaptation of the CBS miniseries from Stephen king‘s The stall. Most recently, McNamara starred in the film Untitled Horror Movie, which was filmed remotely due to the pandemic and released earlier this year.

A release date has yet to be set for Sugar, set to begin filming later this month.


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