The filming of Beverly D’Angelo-starrer ‘Afterward’ is all set to begin in October this year. The thriller film follows “a small-town father who grows desperate while seeking justice after his daughter’s death but the accident that took her life has sinister roots and someone willing to kill to keep them secret,” as per the official logline.
The details about the location of the filming have been kept under wraps for now. The project is helmed by Amin Matalqa, who gained international recognition with his debut feature film ‘Captain Abu Raed,’ which became Jordan’s first-ever submission for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category. The film also went on to win awards at several international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and Durban International Film Festival.
Matalqa is also known for directing ‘The United,’ an action-comedy that revolves around an Egyptian soccer coach, and ‘Strangely in Love,’ a comedy film about a boy who falls in love with a young woman and helps her win her lover back. His other works include the 2016 action-adventure film ‘The Rendezvous’ and the 2022 drama film ‘5000 Blankets.’
Beverly D’Angelo is currently the only star attached to the project. She essays the role of Connie. However, the details about her character have not been unveiled yet. D’Angelo is famous for playing Ellen Griswold in the ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ film series. The actress stars in all of the five theatrical films of the comedy franchise, which were released between 1983 and 2015, as well as the 2010 short film ‘Hotel Hell Vacation.’
D’Angelo is also known for portraying singer Patsy Cline in the 1980 biographical film ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ which earned her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards. She also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Stella DuBois Kowalski in the 1984 television film ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’
D’Angelo’s other acting credits include the films ‘The Good House,’ ‘Accidental Love,’ ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,’ and ‘Relative Strangers.’ She also appears in several TV shows, including ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Entourage,’ ‘Rude Awakening’ and ‘Talk to Me.’