Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch and The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev have joined The Final Girls, a horror comedy from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions being directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
Also joining the production are Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect, Comedy Central’s Workaholics) and Alexander Ludwig (Hunger Games).
Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga are starring in the meta movie which centers on a girl who, along with her friends, is mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic ’80s horror flick, which starred her recently deceased mother (Akerman), a famous scream queen. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer.
Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller wrote the script. Michael London and Janice Williams are producing via their Groundswell Productions banner.
London has described the project as being “the unlikely child of Back to the Future and Friday the 13th.”
Middleditch will play a film geek for whom landing in a classic horror flick is a dream come true, until it turns into a nightmare. Dobrev will play the alpha ex-best friend.
Ludwig will act as Farmiga’s love interest while Devine will be the movie-within-a-movie’s appointed teen seducer.
Production on the film, which SPWA acquired in February, begins next week in Louisiana.
Middleditch is one of the stars of HBO’s new hot show, Silicon Valley, which launched April 7 and was the biggest half-hour launch for the cable channel since 2009. Middleditch has worked with Strauss-Schulson before, starring in the director’s 2013 short All’s Fair.
Dobrev has starred on The CW’s hit vampire show since 2009 and also appeared in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She will next be seen on the big screen in Fox’s summer comedy Let’s Be Cops.
Middleditch is repped by WME, Dobrev by CAA. Devine is repped by WME and Ludwig by ICM Partners.