Five actors have joined the cast of CBS Films and eOne’s horror film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan adapted Alvin Schwartz’s bestselling book trilogy for the screen and André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) is set to direct.
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) will be a part of the ensemble. They join Zoe Colletti (Rubicon) who was previously announced to star in the big screen adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s work.
Guillermo del Toro, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, J. Miles Dale, and Elizabeth Grave are producing. Filming’s about to get underway on the project which will be released in the U.S. by CBS Films in partnership with Lionsgate.
“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” stated director André Øvredal.
Guillermo del Toro added, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of Scary Stories to the screen.”
Schwartz’s popular book series consists of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (released in 1981), More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (released in 1984), and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones (released in 1991).
The Plot: 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.