EXCLUSIVE: Hell On Wheels‘ Anson Mount has been cast opposite Isla Fisher in Blumhouse thriller Visions, about expectant mother Julia (Fisher) who is plagued by strange and terrifying visions of a sinister hooded figure only she can see when she and her husband (Mount) move to the countryside. To protect her unborn child, she sets out to uncover the truth about what is haunting her as her husband becomes increasingly concerned for her well-being. Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D) is directing from a script by Lucas Sussman (Below). Also joining Fisher, Mount, and Jim Parsons in the cast is Community‘s Gillian Jacobs, who’ll be stretching her genre muscles for the microbudgeted thriller playing a woman who befriends Julia. Visions is exec produced by Matt Kaplan. Universal’s Anikah McLaren will oversee for the studio, which is distributing Visions as part of its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Blumhouse International will be selling international at Berlin. Mount is repped by CAA and Brookside Artists Management. Jacobs is repped by UTA, Jill Kaplan, and attorney James M. Feldman.
EXCLUSIVE: Gillian Jacobs has landed the female lead in MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the Steve Pink-directed sequel that stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and her former Community co-star Chevy Chase. Jacobs has Walk Of Shame in the can, which she stars in opposite Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, with Film District releasing September 20. Jacobs also will be seen this fall in the Jacob Vaughan-directed comedy Milo opposite Ken Marino and Peter Stormare, following its SXSW premiere. She also has the Thomas Beatty-directed Teddy Bears opposite Jason Ritter and Melanie Lynskey.
EXCLUSIVE: Gossip Girls‘ Leighton Meester, Community‘s Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody are set to star in Life Partners, a comedy that marks the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel. Fogel co-wrote with Joni Lefkowitz. Also in the ensemble are Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott and Beth Dover. Myriad Pictures will handle foreign sales for the film at Cannes. The comedy is about a codependent friendship between two very different girls — type-A Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian slacker Sasha (Meester). Paige has vowed that she won’t get married until Sasha has the same legal right and that works out fine until Paige meets Tim (Brody), a young and charming doctor. As a crucial vote on gay marriage approaches, the threesome struggle with issues of love, friendship, and loyalty.