Emma Roberts to star in Abandoned thriller
- bang showbiz
- 28 October 2021
Emma Roberts, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon to star in “Abandoned” thriller
Emma Roberts will star in the thriller “Abandoned”.
The “American Horror Story” actress has joined the cast of Spencer Squire’s feature debut, which will also star John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon.
Squire, Jessica Scott and Erik Patterson wrote the script for the film, which just wrapped up filming.
It tells the story of a father, mother and young son, who move into an isolated farm that has a tragic history.
Zachary Quinto is one of the executive producers of the film, alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Eric Binns and Byron Wetzel, with Neal Dodson, Andrew Gans, David Gendron, Neil Gobioff, Rich Goldberg, Peter Jarowey, Ali Jazayeri, Shawn Paonessa, Oliver Ridge , Viviana Zarragoitia, Michael Reiser, Delos Chang and Deepen Shah.
The film will be fully funded through an agreement between Vertical Entertainment and Three Point Capital.
Peter Jarowey of Vertical and David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri of Three Point Capital said in a joint statement to Deadline: “‘Abandoned’ opens a new chapter for Vertical Entertainment and Three Point Capital and we couldn’t be more excited to be associated together. on this trip.
“As we have successfully done with ‘Abandoned’, our funding strategy going forward will be hyper-focused on the symmetry of art and commerce by ensuring that the ratio of history, talent (both in front of and behind the camera) and spend equates to a fantastic customer experience that benefits both Vertical’s and Three Point’s bottom line.
“Our initial strategy is to activate this model for two to three projects per year starting in 2022. From there, we’ll see where it takes us.
Jarowey added: “’Abandoned’ is our first foray into this business and we are extremely proud of the progress made so far.
“Marking Vertical’s fifth collaboration with producer Rob Barnum, the script is terrific, and Spencer delivered an extremely scary, yet relevant feature, brought to life by his incredible cast.”