The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb has been cast opposite Minnie Driver and Frank Grillo in Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, playing the duo’s cancer-stricken daughter. The political thriller is being directed by Aram Rappaport from a script he developed with Hilary Shor (Children Of Men, The Paperboy). John Leguizamo, Maggie Q, Dianna Agron and Ed Westwick also star; filming is underway in Chicago. Robb is repped by CAA and Untitled.
Pro wrestler Mark Henry has pinned a role in the micro-budget thriller Incarnate from Blumhouse Productions. The pic directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) follows an exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) who taps into the subconscious of a possessed 9-year-old boy (David Mazouz). Dark Tide scribe Ronnie Christensen penned the screenplay and Universal will distribute stateside. Blumhouse is partnering on Incarnate with WWE Studios, which will provide a multi-platform push for the film. Jason Blum will produce for Blumhouse, which is co-financing the project with IM Global. WWE Studios’ Michael Luisi will exec produce with Couper Samuelson, Michael Seitzman, Trevor Engelson, Stuart Ford, and Charles Layton. Blumhouse International is selling foreign rights. WWE Studios’ Bradley Buchanan negotiated the deal.
David Mazouz has booked a lead role in director Brad Peyton’s thriller Incarnate. He will play a boy found by an unconventional exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) who is possessed by a demon from the man’s past. Jason Blum is producing and Couper Samuelson exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson. Mazouz recently wrapped Disney International’s The Games Maker and starred as Kiefer Sutherland’s son on Fox’s Touch. He is repped by Paradigm, Intellectual Artists Management and attorney Marcy Morris.
Otto Bathurst will direct Universal’s Midnight Delivery, about a man (Kevin Costner) who tries to save his estranged daughter from Colombian cocaine traffickers. Neil Cross penned the screenplay based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro, who will produce along with David Lind. Bathurst most recently helmed the BBC mini Peaky Blinders, which the Weinstein Company acquired this week, and also helmed the pilot for the UK series Black Mirror and the Beeb’s mini Criminal Justice, which HBO is remaking. He’s repped by WME, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates in the UK and attorney Michael Schenkman.
William Moseley has been cast in a pair of films. First he’ll shoot The Veil, playing a war-besieged tribesman who attempts to lead his people and their princess on a campaign against their … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: After Insidious: Chapter 2 grossed eight times its $5 million budget on its opening last weekend, the film’s producer, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, has set the company’s next launch at another horror film franchise. Incarnate will go into production in November, with Aaron Eckhart starring and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island‘s Brad Peyton directing a script by Ronnie Christensen. The plot: an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past. Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum is producing, and Couper Samuelson exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson. Foreign sales will be overseen by Cynthia Kim, who recently joined Blumhouse International as senior veep of International Sales and Distribution. Peyton, Stuart Ford and Charles Layton are also exec producers.
Blum has put together an enviable track record in the low-cost horror game. Besides Insidious, he presides over the Paranormal Activity and Sinister franchises as well as The Purge, the latter a $3 million film which opened to a $34 million weekend in June, finishing with a $64 million domestic gross. Blumhouse has its first-look deal with Universal but Incarnate hasn’t yet been set for distribution. Hard to imagine the studio won’t jump on this because these low-cost genre films keep minting money … Read More »