Elisabeth Shue is set to join Jennifer Lawrence in director Mark Tonderai’s (Hush) new thriller House at the End of the Street. The film marks Shue’s quick return to horror after starring in Alexandre Aja’s fish-&-chicks frightener Piranha 3-D, in theaters Aug. 20.

House at the End of the Street revolves around a teen girl (Lawrence) who discovers that the house across from her new home was the scene of a double homicide. Things complicate further when she befriends the murdered family’s surviving son (Thieriot).

Shue will play mother to Lawrence’s character. Production on the film begins next month in Ottawa.

Shue’s horror creds include Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man, the Robert De Niro/ Dakota Fanning thriller Hide and Seek, and the indie-release First Born.

Lawrence, hot off her critically acclaimed performance in the award-winning indie-drama Winter’s Bone, has been cast as a young Mystique in director Mathew Vaughn’s X-Men origins reboot X-Men: First Class.

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