EXCLUSIVE: Joey King and The Affair‘s Julia Goldani-Telles have been tapped to co-star the Sylvain White-directed horror thriller Slender Man, along with Captain Fantastic actress Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair (When The Bough Breaks) Talitha Bateman (upcoming Annabelle: Creation) and Alex Fitzalan. Screen Gems will distribute the film May 18, 2018, and co-producing with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment.
Written by David Birke and Mike Scannell, the pic centers on a tall, thin horrifying figure with preternaturally long arms and a featureless face. He is thought to be responsible for the haunting, stalking, and disappearance of countless victims.
Mythology’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak are producers alongside Robyn Meisinger from Madhouse and Sarah Snow of It Is No Dream. Tracey Nyberg, Louis Sallerson, Adam Kolbrenner and Ryan Cunningham will serve as exec producers.
King, who will next be seen in Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon, is repped by UTA, Coast to Coast Talent Group, Industry Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Goldani-Telles is with UTA, Principal Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Sinclair is a client of UTA, Creative Partners Group and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Basso is with UTA, Industry Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Bateman is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Hg5 Entertainment. Fitzalan (Australian film Season) is with Atlas Artists and CBM Management in Australia.
EXCLUSIVE: Joey King is set to star along with Molly Ringwald in Netflix’s original film The Kissing Booth, an adaptation of teen author Beth Reekles’ YA novel. Teen Beach Movie director Vince Marcello is at the helm from a script he wrote, with LA/London-based Komixx Media producing.
Currently filming in South Africa, the romantic comedy follows Elle Evans, a 16-year-old girl who’s popular and loves to party but has never been kissed. Things take a turn when she ends up in a kissing booth at Spring Carnival, facing her long-term crush — her best friend’s brother, Noah. The course of love never did run smoothly and the narrative charts the ups and downs of infatuation as Elle is swept up in a romance with the hottest boy in school.
Up next for King is the Warner Bros’ remake of the 1979 comedy Going in Style starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, in theaters April 7. She also stars in Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon with Ryan Phillippe, slated for release June 30, and is attached as the title character in Catherine Hardwicke’s Stargirl, King’s repped by UTA, Coast to Coast and Industry Entertainment.
Ringwald, best known for the 1980s films The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, is set to recur on the CW freshman series Riverdale. Her recent film credits include Justin Kelly’s King Cobra and Universal’s Jem and the Holograms. Ringwald is with Untitled Entertainment, Barking Dog Entertainment and attorney Valerie Baugh
Wish Upon, the horror film headlined by Conjuring actress Joey King, Ryan Phillippe and Ki Hong Lee, has been slated for release June 30 of this year by distributor Broad Green Pictures. Directed by Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall, the horror film follows 16-year-old misfit Claire who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But with each wish comes a deadly payment.
The release date for the film is on the same date as another horror film and a franchise at that: TWC’s Amityville: The Awakening which goes wide that weekend with Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh starring. So, it’s likely that someone may blink.
Wish Upon‘s Leonetti was cinematographer on The Conjuring and the first two Insidious movies before landing the directing gig on Annabelle, which made $256.9 million worldwide via Warner Bros and New Line. Busted Shark Productions’ Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) is producing Wish Upon.
The film also stars Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn.
Independence Day: Resurgence actress Joey King revealed via Instagram on Wednesday, October 12, that her sister Kelli was hit by a semitruck. Thankfully, according to the actress, Kelli is going to be OK.
“My sister Kelli was in a terrible accident where she was hit by an 18 wheeler semi truck while bicycling to work yesterday morning,” Joey wrote in an Instagram post. “She’s in great hands and is on the road to recovery. I’m just unbelievably grateful that she’s alive. Please keep her in your thoughts.”
The Conjuring‘s Joey King is set to play the lead in the Broad Greens’s horror thriller Wish Upon, which will be directed by Annabelle helmer John Leonetti. The movie is being produced by Busted Shark Production’s Sherryl Clark (Viral, Cloverfield), who spent five years overseeing feature development at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot before starting her own production company.
Wish Upon, written by Barbara Marshall (The Listener) follows 16-year-old misfit Claire (King), who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment. Production is expected to begin in the fall.
The deal was brokered on behalf of King by UTA and Coast to Coast, Dan Spilo, Industry Entertainment and Howard Fishman, HWHM+F.