Stewart won’t be the only high-profile actor to star in the film; Dave Franco, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, and Katy O’Brian will also have prominent roles. While the exact details of their characters have not yet been released, the casting of O’Brian, a mixed martial artist who has appeared on “The Walking Dead” and “The Mandalorian,” does shine some light on the project. She has competed before as a competitive bodybuilder, the sport at the center of “Love Lies Bleeding.” Needless to say, it seems likely that O’Brian will be the other half of the film’s central romance alongside Stewart.
The film also has some important talent involved behind the scenes. “Saint Maud” director Rose Glass will be marking her second feature film with “Love Lies Bleeding.” She co-wrote the script with Weronika Tofilska, a writer and director who will direct episodes of the upcoming third season of “His Dark Materials.” Alongside A24, Lobo Films and Escape Plan Productions will serve as producing partners on the project. Film4 will also help finance the project, much like they did with “Saint Maud,” but will now be working directly with A24. The latter company found success after acquiring the film for U.S. distribution after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.