The Lodgers, a gothic ghost story which includes Deirdre O'Kane and Vikings star Moe Dunford among its cast, has gone into production at 'Ireland's most haunted house', Loftus Hall in Co Wexford.

Set during the War of Independence, The Lodgers tells the story of Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward. The orphans, who are about to turn 18, live in a crumbling mansion but they are not alone as there are supernatural forces in the basement - The Lodgers.

The film will be shot almost entirely in Loftus Hall and the cast also includes Róisín Murphy (What Richard Did), Spanish actress Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class) and Games of Thrones' Eugene Simon and David Bradley.

Eugene Simon - Game of Thrones star is part of The Lodgers cast

The Lodgers is directed by Dubliner Brian O'Malley, who was widely praised for his Liam Cunningham-starring siege horror Let Us Prey. The story has been written by musician and professor of gothic literature David Turpin.

Liam Cunningham in Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey

Speaking as the cameras started rolling, O'Malley said he was delighted with the cast he has assembled for the movie. "I think they will do a phenomenal job of bringing this world to life and translating the story to audiences in a really emotional way," he said.

Dublin company Tailored Films is producing The Lodgers with financing provided by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.