Sara Paxton has signed on to headline director Ti West’s haunted-hotel thriller The Innkeepers. The film is being shot in Connecticut at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, a hotel long believed to be truly haunted.
Paxton and costar Pat Healy will play the last remaining hotel clerks working during the haunted Yankee Pedlar’s final days. Top Gun’s Kelly McGillis also stars as one of the hotel’s creepy guests.
The film’s synopsis reads:
THE INNKEEPERS is centered around the final two employees working in a haunted hotel before it goes out of business. After over one hundred years in business, The Yankee Pedlar Hotel is about to close its doors for good. The last remaining clerks, Claire (Paxton), a twenty something that has come to terms with her lot in life, and Luke (Healy), a computer-smart loner, are convinced that the hotel is haunted and are determined to prove it.
As time ticks down to the final days of operation, mysterious guests check in including Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis), a former TV actress turned psychic, and an old man insistent on staying in room 353. As several strange occurrences begin to add up, both Claire and Luke must make the crucial decision on what to believe and what not to believe…
Paxton, who has a string of family-friendly features, broke out of her good girl image with her starring role in 2009’s brutally violent—and so-much-better-than-the-original—remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left.
The Innkeepers is West’s followup to his mind-numbingly dull and highly overrated The House of the Devil.