EXCLUSIVE: MTV, which is prepping a series reboot of the Scream movie franchise, has greenlighted another female-centered horror project, this time on the longform side. MTV has ordered The Dorm, a psychological horror movie starring Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect). It revolves around Vivian (Knapp), an awkward college freshman who struggles with major self-esteem issues but undergoes a transformation into a flawless, seductive beauty at the hands of her new dorm mates. Cassie Steele (Degrassi) — repped by Noble Caplan Abrams, Roman Empire and KLWGN — plays Sarah, a funny and unpredictable queen bee who turns Vivian into her pet project. Max Lloyd Jones (Teen Wolf) also co-stars. Nomadic Pictures Corp (Hell On Wheels) is producing, with filming slated to begin February 10 in Calgary. Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead) is directing from a script by Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection). Nomadic Pictures’ Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev (FX’s Fargo) executive produce with Maggie Malina (My Super Psycho Sweet 16). Knapp is repped by CAA’ Jones is with CESD and Webster Talent.
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