LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2018 – CBS Films and eOne announced today that Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum) have joined the cast of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. The film is set to be directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter). Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (LEGO Movie, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) co-wrote the screenplay with Academy Award®-winner Guillermo del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan from the bestselling trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz. The film is being produced by Guillermo del Toro as well as Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind along with Academy Award-winner J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave.
Inspired by one of the most terrifying book series of all time, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK follows a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town. The five join the previously announced Zoe Colletti in the ensemble at the heart of the film.
“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” commented André Øvredal. Guillermo del Toro agreed, adding, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of SCARY STORIES to the screen.”
Michael Garza is represented by Matt Fletcher at KMR Talent and Derek Kroeger at Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger Light LLP. Austin Abrams is represented by WME Entertainment, Derek Kroeger at Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger Light LLP and is managed by Industry Entertainment. Gabriel Rush is represented by Paradigm, Jon Shea at Frontier Booking International, Strong Management and Ryan Goodell at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Austin Zajur is represented by CESD and is managed by Bercy Talent Management. Natalie Ganzhorn is represented by Daniel Abrams at Oscars, Abrams, Zimel + Associates.
Production on SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will begin later this month. Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films which will distribute the film in the US as part of their ongoing partnership with Lionsgate. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are producing via their Hivemind banner.
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