Aisling Tucker Moore-Reed horror movie actress who kills in upcoming film charged w/ murder in real life as producers struggle to release film.
An actress whose character shoots someone dead in an upcoming horror movie has been charged with murder a day after wrapping shooting in a film she starred in.
Aisling Tucker Moore-Reed, 30, appearing under the pseudonym Wyn Reed in the lead role of Valerie Faust in ‘From the Dark,’ was charged earlier this week according to the Mail Tribune.
Filmmakers say they had no idea that when they cast the former reporter – going by the name of Tucker Reed for the Grants Pass Daily Courier – was facing a manslaughter charge for the 2016 shooting death of her uncle in Jackson County, Oregon, which she claimed was in self-defense.
It was during filming over five-months, investigators obtained Moore-Reed’s cellphone which revealed footage she had taken showing her shooting her uncle. The discovery led to prosecutors upping charges against her to murder – a day after shooting for the horror movie ended.
Art mimicking life: ‘There’s a key scene where she shoots somebody in a similar fashion,’
Siskiyou Productions says it is now “struggling” with how to handle releasing the horror movie, given the serious the movie’s top-billing actor faces.
‘We had absolutely no idea about who she was or her circumstances,’ the company said on its IndieGoGo page.
‘Please, do forgive us. We are trying our best to make a release of this film happen, but we don’t want to hurt anyone in the process,’ producers posted.
The star’s arrest has led to movie insiders pointing to the ‘eerie similarities‘ between the real-life shooting and that played by the actress.
‘There’s a key scene where she shoots somebody in a similar fashion,’ one source told CBSLA.
‘The lead character knows they’re in trouble, and she just nailed the right level of fear,’ another source told the media outlet.
Cell phone footage showed intent:
Moore-Reed was charged with murder in January with her connection to the movie only emerging this week.
The cellphone footage she filmed while shooting her uncle, Shane Moore, 63, was key in her charges, Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa Greif said during a January bail hearing.
‘It was almost like she was angry that he wasn’t dead,’ Greif told the court of the suspect’s reaction on the footage. ‘To me, that kind of nailed down the evidence for me.’
Moore-Reed is currently being held without bail at Jackson County Jail. Her murder trial is scheduled for December.