BY JEREMY KAY 9 MAY 2019
13 Films will launch international sales in Cannes next week on horror film The Friendship Game with Bella Thorne set to star.
Scooter Corkle will direct from a screenplay by Damien Ober (The OA, Black List’s Randle Is Benign) about teenagers in a small town who find a strange object that tests their loyalties with increasingly destructive consequences.
The Friendship Game is scheduled to start production in Vancouver in August. CAA represents North American rights.
Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films (The Witch), fresh from wrapping Viggo Mortensen’s directing debut Falling, will serve as producer. Executive producers are Thorne, Ober, Gabriel Chicoine, Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films, and Tannaz Anisi and Greg Schenz for 13 Films.
Thorne’s credits include Midnight Sun, Assassination Nation, The Duff, and Blended.
The Friendship Game marks Corkle’s second feature after 2017 mystery thriller Hollow In The Land, which starred Dianna Agron and Shawn Ashmore and centred on a troubled woman who sets out to find her missing brother.