Four additional cast members have joined 20th Century’s film adaptation of “The Boogeyman” based on Stephen King’s horror short story. David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad), Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man, The Umbrella Academy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Mr. Corman) and Madison Hu (Voyagers) will star alongside previously announced cast Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets) and Chris Messina (Birds of Prey).
The two-hour movie will be directed by Rob Savage (Host and Dashcam).
Stephen King’s The Boogeyman was first published in 1973 and follows the story of a man recalling the recent events of his life to his psychiatrist Dr. Harper after the death of many children, who were killed by a creature lurking in the closet. Below is the logline for the film: still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.
Mark Heyman (Black Swan) has been penning the scripts from the original drafts by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant).
“The Boogeyman” is a production by 21 Laps. It will be produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levin, and Dan Cohen, with Beck and Woods serving as executive producers.
Dastmalchian was most recently seen in Dune, and also starred in The Suicide Squad. He’s also appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Bird Box, A Million Little Pieces, Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Blade Runner 2049.
Ireland’s credits include The Empty Man, The Irishman, Y: The Last Man, The Umbrella Academy, and more.
Blair’s film credits include Bird Box and Band Aid and more.
Filming is currently underway in New Orleans. The film will debut in 2023 on Hulu in the U.S., on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.