Ryan Michelle Bathe Makes Terrifying Discovery in Lifetime’s ‘Boy in the Walls’

Boy in the Walls stars Ryan Michelle Bathe (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime has announced the new movie Boy in the Walls, inspired by the scary “phrogging” phenomenon — where people discover someone is secretly living inside their home.

Ryan Michelle Bathe (First Wives Club, The Endgame) leads the cast of the film. Cassandra Sawtell, Mikkal Karim-Fidler, Luke Camiller, and Jonathan Whitesell also star.

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The movie centers on recently married Alisa Jensen (Ryan Michelle Bathe), who gives up her Manhattan lifestyle to move to rural Connecticut with her family.

Alisa struggles to adjust to her new life, including being a stepmom to Maya (Cassandra Sawtell) and Theo (Mikkal Karim-Fidler), but hopes the move will help.

Dealing with the pressures of a husband constantly away at work and parenting, Alisa finds herself cracking under the pressure.

When she begins to hear strange noises in the house, she gets a feeling someone is watching her. Alisa later makes a horrifying discovery of what is inside the walls. Jonathan Whitesell plays Joe, who is secretly watching Alisa and her family.

The film is executive produced and directed by Emmy-nominated actress Constance Zimmer (Big Sky, House of Cards), who made her directorial debut on the Peabody-winning Lifetime series UnReal.

“I’m grateful to Lifetime for giving me the opportunity to executive produce and direct my first feature with them. They continue to be incredibly supportive of me, who could ask for anything more?” Zimmer said in a statement.

The original film is produced by Lighthouse Pictures for Lifetime. Additional executive producers include Manu Boyer, Kevin Leeson, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring. Katrina Onstad and David Weaver wrote the script.

Boy in the Walls
will debut later this summer on Lifetime.