Mike Fleming

Los Angeles (May 9, 2012)—Katie Cassidy (TAKEN) will topline as the title character in the mind-bending thriller feature, THE SCRIBBLER, which begins production this week in downtown Los Angeles. Starring alongside Cassidy will be Garret Dillahunt (WINTER’S BONE), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse), Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), Michael Imperioli (THE LOVELY BONES), Billy Campbell (The Killing), and Sasha Grey (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE). Rounding out the supporting cast are Ashlynn Yennie (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and T.V. Carpio (LIMITLESS). John Suits will direct.

THE SCRIBBLER concerns Suki (Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn”, an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured”, she’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?

NAA Founder Gabriel Cowan will produce alongside NightSky productions Ken F. Levin. Caliber’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will executive produce the film alongside NAA’s Kerry Johnson. Daniel Schaffer adapted the screenplay adapted from his own graphic novel, which Image Comics originally published in 2006 and is going to be re-released by First Comics in conjunction with the film’s opening.

THE SCRIBBLER is the first of four films in a co-production between New Artist Alliance, an Encino, Calif.-based production company specializing inlow-budget films, and management / production firm Caliber Media. Caliber reps Cowan and Suits as director clients.

The two companies have previously produced two movies together, which are both currently in post-production: STATIC, a horror-thriller starring Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi and Sara Paxton, and 3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT, starring Amber Tamblyn, Wes Bentley and Vincent Piazza, which Cowan directed.

NAA, known for making over 2000% profit on their first film BREATHING ROOM, premiered their latest feature EXTRACTED at this year’s SXSW. GROWTH, another NAA film directed by Cowan, went to #1 on iTunes and has its worldwide television premiere this weekend on Syfy.

Caliber is in post-production on DARK WAS THE NIGHT, a horror film starring Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas and Bianca Kajlich, directed by Heller, and REFUGE, a drama starring Krysten Ritter and Brian Geraghty, directed by Jessica Goldberg. And its thriller ENTER NOWHERE, starring Paxton, Scott Eastwood and Katherine Waterston, was released by Lionsgate in April.

Cassidy is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Campbell is repped by CAA and manager Sean Fay.

Dillahunt, Trachtenberg, Dushku, and Imperioli are all repped by UTA. Dillahunt is additionally repped by D2 Management. Dushku and Gina Gershon are repped by The Collective. Imperioli is additionally repped by TMT, and Trachtenberg by Framework.

Grey and Carpio are repped by APA, Nayyar is repped by Innovative and Yennie is repped by KSR and New Wave.

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