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Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson And More Recruited For Sam Fell’s Live-Action Debut Croak

23 October 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After wowing audiences with his stop-motion animated horror film ParaNorman three years ago, Sam Fell is ready to make his live-action debut with Croak. Switching formats but remaining firmly in the same genre, the project is said to be one peppered with supernatural goodness – and fine actors – with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Jemaine Clement and Stanley Tucci are all on board to star.

Supplanting Kodi Smit-McPhee in Fell’s comedy feature, Butterfield – best known for his roles in Ender’s Game and Martin Scorsese’s delightful Hugo – plays a young grim reaper, haunting the everyday folk as he controls the flow of souls from our world to the next. Beyond that, there’s really not an awful lot to go on, though it seems safe to assume that the likes of Anderson, Clement and Tucci will form the living component of the director’s new picture. »

- Michael Briers

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Gillian Anderson Meets The Reaper In Sam Fell's Croak

22 October 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Paranorman director Sam Fell knows a thing or two about spooky stories. And he’s sticking with tales of the other side for his next film, but switching to live action. Fell has Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Jemaine Clement and Stanley Tucci set to star in Croak. Written by Lucy Moore, and called Teen Reaper earlier in its development, the plot finds Butterfield as a young Grim Reaper straddling the worlds of the living and the dead as he shepherds souls on to the afterlife. Not much else is known about the film, as it’s being kept mostly under wraps, but Fell and his producers will soon be spilling more details when they take the project to next month’s American Film Market to drum up distribution business.Butterfield is inheriting the role from Kodi Smit-McPhee, who voiced the lead in Paranorman, and who we can only assume has dropped out for scheduling reasons. »

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Gillian Anderson, Kodi Smit-McPhee set to 'Croak'

12 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Cornerstone to sell comedy from ParaNorman director.

X-Files star Gillian Anderson is set to star alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee in the first live-action film from director Sam Fell.

Smith-McPhee is in final negotiations to star in Croak, which would reunite him with his ParaNorman director. The young actor, seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Sundance title Slow West, was recently cast as Nightcrawler in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Also cast is newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays).

Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s new sales outfit, Cornerstone Films, is introducing the fantastical feature to buyers in Cannes. UTA is handling the Us.

Nicole Carmen-Davis, Rebekah Gilbertson and Philippa Campbell are producing the film, written by Lucy Moore, which centres on a world-weary 17-year-old Jenny (Cobham-Hervey) and mysterious, geeky Marcus (Smit-McPhee) - a young grim reaper living somewhere between the land of the living and oblivion.

Anderson is to play the character of the grim “Mistress” who keeps a watchful eye over »

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