Suspense Film Is Being Shot in Youngstown Area

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Among the Ashes,” a thriller starring Denise Richards and Richard Gunn, is being filmed in the Youngstown area this week.

Shooting began last week at several undisclosed locations and is expected to wrap in the middle of next week, said Cindy Castro DiRusso of Canfield, producer and spokesperson. 

The movie was written by Stuart Altman, who is also the director. Its release is expected in the fall of 2022, DiRusso said, adding it’s too soon to say where viewers will be able to watch it.

Filming was originally scheduled for 2020 but was delayed because of the pandemic. Funding was raised entirely from private sources, said DiRusso. She declined to disclose the budget.

Richard Gunn in “Among the Ashes”

“Among the Ashes” is about a wealthy businessman who hides a terrible secret in the attic of his home, according to the film’s synopsis. When a young, female housekeeper threatens to expose him, she soon realizes that her actions may come with deadly consequences.

Richards and Gunn play the roles of Kit and Preston Ash in the film.

Richards’ film credits include “Starship Troopers” (1997), “The World Is Not Enough” (1999), “Undercover Brother” (2002) and “Scary Movie” (2003).

Her extensive TV credits include “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Vanity” and “Two and a Half Men.”

Richards was married to actor Charlie Sheen from 2002 to 2006. They have two children.

Gunn’s film credits include a co-starring role in “Clemency” (2019). His TV credits include “Dark Angel,” “CSI” and “The Mentalist.”

The cast also includes Ilean Almaguer, Barry Jay Minoff, Dawn Lafferty and Skyler Taylor.

Pictured at top: Denise Richards in “Among the Ashes.”

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