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Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson to Star in Horror Thriller ‘We Summon the Darkness’

Alexandra Daddario and Nashville actor Keean Johnson are set to star in We Summon the Darkness, a horror thriller to be directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer).

Maddie Hasson (Impulse, Novitiate), Logan Miller (Love, Simon), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy) and Austin Swift are also on the call sheet for the movie, which began shooting this week in Winnipeg.

The script, by Alan Trezza, is set in the Midwest against a backdrop involving a killing spree thought to be orchestrated by a satanic cult. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls’ country home for an afterparty. A night of fun and youthful debauchery takes a deadly turn as bodies begin to pile up, with each side thinking the other hides the killer.

Daddario will play the girls’ leader who invites the group of boys to her parents’ estate.

Robert Jones, James Harris and Mark Lane, who produced the horror hits 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night, are producing and financing the project via their banner The Fyzz.

Also producing are Magna Entertainment, with Kyle Tekiela (Mudbound) and Jarod Einsohn of Common Enemy, Christian Armogida of Nightshade Entertainment and Thomas E van Dell of Iconic Media One.

Andrew Kotliar, Elizabeth Zavoyskiy, Joshua Sason, Rebecca Schaper, Lee Broda, Mike Donavan, Eytan Rockaway, Robert Girard and Trezza are executive producing. Jody Girgenti (My Friend Dahmer) is co-producing.

Highland Film Group will introduce We Summon the Darkness to buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Meyers is best known for 2017’s My Friend Dahmer, an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Ross Lynch. The well-received movie opened doors for the filmmaker, with Meyers currently developing the dramatic comedy All My Life for Universal. He is repped by UTA, Aperture Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.

Daddario appeared with Dwayne Johnson in the films Baywatch and San Andreas, and will next star in the mystery thriller We Have Always Lived In the Castle, an adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel that also stars Sebastian Stan and Taissa Farmiga.

Keean Johnson, who appeared on TV’s The Fosters and Nashville, will next be seen in Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, which Fox will bow in December. The actor, who also will be seen in RZA’s Cut Throat City, is set to appear in Roland Emmerich’s World War II naval drama Midway alongside Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Aaron Eckhart

Daddario is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment, while Johnson is with CAA and Management 360. Meyers is repped by UTA and Aperture Entertainment.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Alexandra Daddario To Star In ‘I Am Not A Bird’ Thriller From Director William Olsson

True Detective actress Alexandra Daddario, who also co-starred in Paramount’s Baywatch remake, has been tapped to star in the dramatic thriller I Am Not a Bird, with Swedish filmmaker William Olsson attached to direct. Catherine Hanrahan wrote the screenplay, which is based on her debut novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels.

The story centers on Margaret, a young Western woman in the midst of losing herself in the bacchanal of nighttime Tokyo. Haunted by memories of her twin brother’s descent into madness, Margaret courts danger with her fellow ex-pat misfits in dive bars and love hotels. When she falls for Kazu, a handsome Japanese gangster, she has a chance at redemption. But with the threat of a killer in the city, Margaret is in a race to find herself before she’s lost completely.

The film’s producers are Lauren Mann of Wandering Trail Pictures and Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee. WME Global is handling the worldwide rights for the project.

Daddario, who also co-starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in Warner Bros’ San Andreas, will reunite with Johnson in New Line Cinema’s actioner Rampage. Recently seen in the William H. Macy-directed film The Layover, Daddario next stars in When We First Met, opposite actor/co-writer Adam Devine; We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with Sebastian Stan; and Nomis, with Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley.

Daddario is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment

Olsson, whose directorial outings include the coming-of-age film An American Affair, set during the time of the Kennedy assassination, and the Swedish-language pic Reliance (Förtroligheten), is repped by WME.

Source: deadline.com

Alexandra Daddario, Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley Hunting Internet Predator in ‘Nomis’

Over in Winnipeg, Canada, filming is expected to begin later this month on the psychological thriller Nomis, both written and being directed by David Raymond. Ahead of production, Deadline reports today Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Baywatch), Henry Cavill (Batman v. Superman), and Ben Kingsley (too much good stuff to name) have joined the cast.

The story follows an American police force who trap an online predator, only to realize the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.

Raymond will produce alongside Fortitude International’s Robert Ogden Barnum, Arise Pictures’ Chris Pettit and Buffalo Gals’ Jeff Beesley. Rick Dugdale will also produce while Fortitudes’ Nadine De Barros will serve as exec producer. Fortitude is introducing the film at EFM this weekend.

Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga Join Sebastian Stan in ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

Alexandra Daddario and Taissa Farmiga are joining Sebastian Stan in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, an adaptation of the 1962 story by Shirley Jackson.

Michael Douglas is producing the creepy thriller with Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas and Robert Halmi Jr., while Stacie Passon is in the director’s seat.

Based on the book by Jackson, a 20th century horror writer best known for her novel The Haunting of Hill House, the pic focuses on an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario arrives a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.

Daddario and Farmiga are playing agoraphobic sisters who become divided by the cousin’s arrival. Passon wrote the adaptation with Mark Kruger.

Daddario is building on the breakthrough she had last year when she appeared opposite Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas and has since completed three films. She reteams with Johnson for Baywatch, which swims to theaters May 19, 2017; stars opposite Adam Devine in the romcom When We First Met; and appears in the William H. Macy-directed comedy The Layover.

Farmiga was one of the stars of FX’s American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Coven and appeared in the horror comedy Final Girls.

Source: yahoo.com