Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets) and Chris Messina (Birds of Prey) have joined 20th Century’s film adaptation of “The Boogeyman” based on Stephen King’s horror short story. 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.
Production is set to begin next month in New Orleans.
Thatcher is best known for her role as young Natalie in Showtime’s Yellowjackets and also recently appeared as Drash in Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett,
Messina is best known for his role in The Mindy Project, as well as Birds of Prey.
“The Boogeyman” is set to be released on Hulu and on Disney+ internationally.