Halloween may now be over, but the thrills and chills in Mark Hapka's world are just beginning. The actor, known for his 2007 to 2011 stint as Days of our Lives' Nathan Horton, is happy to announce that production on his upcoming thriller film Stripped has begun.
Written and directed by Jake Helgren, the movie follows posh dance instructor Amber (Karissa Lee Staples), who plans to marry handsome, sweet boy next door Owen (Hapka). At her bachelorette party, the bride-to-be encounters a brooding, hunky exotic dancer named Hunter (Tyler Johnson), who begins taking classes at her dance studio and ultimately becomes obsessed with her. As Hunter's stalking and incessant attempts to derail Amber and Owen's wedding increase, the couple realizes his obsession stems from a dark vendetta he aims to repay.
"Our little thriller is in the works!" Hapka shares on social media. "I'm very lucky to be working with this dream team. Never a dull moment on set."
Stripped is set to feature original songs from established radio personality and music producer/artist Manny Streetz and international music producer/artist David Kater. Production is currently happening in Los Angeles.
Since leaving Days of our Lives, Hapka has mostly focused on films. His credits post-DAYS include Deadly Revenge, Altergeist, Searching for Katie, Parallels, A Million Happy Nows, and Scrambled.
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