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One of the few actors to appear in all three seasons of "American Horror Story," Lily Rabe is on a roll as far as genre fare is concerned, and she's just been tapped to star in two upcoming projects that will further endear her to us horror fans. Read on!
First up, THR reports that Rabe will topline low budget supernatural thriller The Veil, which is being produced by Blumhouse Productions. She joins the previously announced Thomas Jane and Jessica Alba.
Written by Robert Ben Garant and set to be directed by Phil Joanou, the film's story revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil, who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a 5-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is »
- John Squires
Recently a new Blumhouse horror project was announced in the form of the Phil Joanou helmed cult chiller 'The Veil', a production which is set to kick off in April. Thomas Jane ('The Mist') has been lined up in a leading role and now according to the Hollywood Reporter the gorgeous Jessica Alba -below ('Sin City', 'Machete Kills') will be starring alongside him. Alba is set to play a documentary filmmaker who is hired to investigate what is believed to be a mass cult suicide. Universal will distribute the feature whilst Joanou will direct from a script written by Robert Ben Garant ('Hell Baby'). »
Jessica Alba is currently in talks to join Thomas Jane in an upcoming micro-budget horror film titled The Veil. Coming to us from Blumhouse Productions, the Phil Joanou-directed film will focus on Heaven’s Veil, a religious cult whose members suddenly take their own lives. The only survivor of the massacre is a five-year-old, who returns to the compound as an adult with a documentary crew (led by Alba’s character) intent on finding out what happened.
Scripted by Robert Ben Garant, who also wrote Jessabelle for Blum, and set to start shooting in April, The Veil will mark the second collaboration for Alba and the producer, as the actress also has a role in Blum’s upcoming thriller Stretch, with Patrick Wilson and Ed Helms.
- Matt Joseph
Jessica Alba is being lined up to star in The Veil.
The Veil follows a religious cult who take their own lives. The truth remains buried in the memory of a 5-year-old girl, the only survivor.
Alba will likely play the filmmaker of the documentary crew who joins the girl back to the cult's compound to find out what really happened.
Watch a trailer of Machete Kills below: »
Things look to be coming together fairly quickly for The Veil, a new Blumhouse Productions project directed by Phil Joanou (U2: Rattle and Hum) that already has Thomas Jane attached to star. Currently in talks for the film is Jessica Alba, and an April shoot is planned.
The Veil is written by Robert Ben Garant (Jessabelle), and the story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. It begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives.
The truth remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
Per THR's Heat Vision Blog, Alba would play the filmmaker who accompanies the survivor back to the compound to investigate what really happened. »
- Debi Moore
Here's a look at today's latest movie casting news: Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in The Golden Lady, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Simon Curtis. Jessica Alba is in negotiations to star opposite Thomas Jane in Phil Joanou's horror-thriller, The Veil, scripted by Robert Ben Garant. Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role in Elizabeth Banks' singing sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Fiona Dourif (True Blood) will star in writer-director Stuart Sauvarin's indie psychological thriller, Origami Fox. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Daily Mail (via The Playlist) is word that Mirren is in talks to star in The Golden Lady as "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, »
- Dave Trumbore
Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane are in negotiations to star in Blumhouse’s latest microbudget horror movie “The Veil,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Phil Joanou is directing from a script by Robert Ben Garant, who previously wrote “Jessabelle” for Blumhouse. Universal Pictures will distribute “The Veil” under its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Story follows a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil whose members take their own lives. The truth behind the incident is buried deep within the memory of the sole survivor, a young girl who as an adult returns to the compound with a documentary crew. »
- Jeff Sneider
The story centers on a religious cult called Heaven's Veil, whose members all took their own lives in a mass suicide several years ago. The only survivor was a five-year-old girl who, as an adult, returns to the cult's compound looking for answers. Jessica Alba is playing a documentary director who accompanies the young woman on her journey. No details were given for Thomas Jane's character.
Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang, The Punsher: Dirty Laundry) is directing from a screenplay by Robert Ben Garant. While the writer normally works with his fellow Reno 911! co-creator Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant wrote this script on his own. He also wrote the upcoming horror-thriller Jessabelle, which Jason Blum is producing, by himself. The producers are eyeing an April production start.
Jessica Alba will »
Jessica Alba is in negotiations to join Thomas Jane in The Veil, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum's Blumhouse. Phil Joanou is on board to direct the pic, which has a script by Robert Ben Garant, a co-writer on the Night of the Museum movies who also wrote Jessabelle for Blum. Story: Thomas Jane Reteams With Phil Joanou for Blumhouse's 'The Veil' Veil’s story revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-
- Borys Kit
Hey, guess what? Blumhouse Productions has yet another horror film in the works, and Thomas Jane is attached to star. Sound good to you? Because it sounds great to us. Read on!
THR reports that The Veil will be the next micro-budget genre effort from Blumhouse, which will re-team director Phil Joanou with Thomas Jane. They last partnered on the unauthorized short film The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (below), which was one of the hands down coolest things to ever happen to the internet.
The Veil is written by Robert Ben Garant, and the story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. It begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives.
The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. »
- John Squires
Jessica Alba is, according to The Hollywood Reporter , negotiating to star opposite Thomas Jane in Universal Pictures' upcoming supernatural thriller The Veil . To be directed by Phil Joanou, the film boasts a screenplay by Robert Ben Garant. The Veil begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as "Heaven's Veil" take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined. Alba recently starred on the television miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon." She can soon be seen in Joe Carnahan's microbudget »
Jason Blum's Blumhouse is becoming something of a modern day Hammer Horror production company. The constant flow of horror projects from the Blum is quite impressive. Some don't quite hit the mark whilst others are superbly crafted little horror treats. 'The Veil' is the latest small budget genre production that is set to revolve around the theme of cults and mass suicides. And the project, to be helmed by Phil Joanou ('Final Analysis'), has landed its leading man in the form of Thomas Jane ('The Mist'). Joanou will helm from a script provided by 'Hell Baby' star and co-writer Robert Ben Garant whilst Universal are poised to distribute. »
"Reno 911" co-creator Robert Ben Garant penned the script which begins three decades ago when the members of the religious cult Heaven's Veil commit suicide.
The sole survivor, a then five-year-old girl, is taken back to the compound thirty years later with a documentary crew to determine what really happened - the truth turns out to be far more terrifying.
Before that starts though, Blum is getting to work on "Visions" which "Desperate Housewives" star Longoria has joined. The story follows a pregnant woman (Isla Fisher) who moves with her husband to the countryside where she is plagued by visions of a sinister hooded figure. »
- Garth Franklin
Thomas Jane will star in The Veil, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, which has Phil Joanou on board to direct. Universal will distribute per its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Joanou is a video director who helmed the Kim Basinger-Richard Gere erotic thriller Final Analysis but most recently teamed up with Jane to make the wildly popular short The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, an unauthorized take on the Marvel vigilante character. Related: Hollywood's 20 Masters of Horror Veil is written by Robert Ben Garant, a co-creator of the comedy show Reno 911, who with his
- Borys Kit
(Cbr) Fox might be keeping a wrap on its vision for the "Choose Your Own Adventure" adaptation, but some recent hires hint at what kind of movie audiences might be getting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Night at the Museum" franchise screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are penning the script, while "We’re the Millers" and "Dodgeball" director Rawson Marshall Thurber is officially on board to helm. The "Choose Your Own Adventure" books spanned all genres and, as the title suggests, offered readers choices when it came to the direction of the stories. How that functionality will be integrated into »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber is set to develop the big screen adaptation of the classic Choose Your Own Adventure book series. The script will come from Night at the Museum screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
The books were known for their stacked storytelling, which allowed readers to choose the path of the characters every few pages. The choices the reader made lead the characters to different fates, good and bad. 180 books were written for the series.
There's no information on what the story for the film will be about, but there is a ton of material to choose from! The fun thing about the books was the whole aspect of letting the reader make decisions on the direction they wanted to take the story, but a film takes that gimmick out of the equation, so I'm not sure what will make this movie really different from anything else. »
- Joey Paur
If you were eleven years old at some point during the 1980s and had a couple afternoons to kill, a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book was a safe bet for passing the time. The iconic book series was known for the “stacked storytelling” technique, which let readers follow along a general plotline while also making decisions for the main character every few pages. Is our hero Johnny going to get trapped in a snake pit if he goes around that corner or make it to safety? It’s really all up to you and what page you turn to, since you’re God now. While this concept provided hours of entertainment and an economic break for parents since you can come up with endless combinations of adventures, it seemed like it would remain relegated to the pages of the paperback section. But apparently, with the rise in popularity of toy-based films and retrokidtainment (copyright: Samantha Wilson, Film School »
- Samantha Wilson
Noah: The biblical Noah is known for building an ark, but from the way the title character looks in the first poster for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Russell Crowe may be using that axe for something other than construction work. The movie's due out on March 28. [Paramount] Choose Your Own Adventure: Long in development, a big-screen version of Choose Your Own Adventure is finally moving forward. Rawson Marshall Thurber (We're the Millers, Dodgeball) will direct. Meanwhile, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (A Night at the Museum) are in negotiations to write the screenplay, based on the series of books that have sold nearly 250 million copies over more than three decades. [Heat Vision] Tomorrow Night: Three years before Pootie Tang, Louis C.K. made his directorial...
- Peter Martin
I used to love these books as a kid. The idea behind them is that you could skip to different pages throughout the story, following directions at the bottom of each page, to effectively ‘choose your own adventure,’ and get a different ending every time, some negative for the main character, and some positive.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The post Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
The stories allowed a reader to make decisions for a character, leading to either a fruitful resolution, or more often death.
Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon ("Night at the Museum") are in final negotiations to adapt the script, though it's unknown what genre or take the pair will work with due to the 180+ titles in the series.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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