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Cannes: Kelsey Asbille, Finn Wittrock Lead ‘Don’t Move’ Horror for Sam Raimi, ‘Barbarian’ Producer Alex Lebovici (Exclusive)


Kelsey Asbille (Yellowstone, Fargo, Wind river) and Fin Wittrock (American horror story, The big short, La La Land) have been tapped to helm the upcoming horror thriller Don’t move from Sam Raimi’s Raimi Productions, Christian Mercuri’s Capstone Studios and Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios. Principal photography on the feature will begin in Europe in June.

The announcement comes on the heels of the smash success of Raimi’s latest outing, Evil Dead Risewhich has already crossed $125 million at the worldwide box office in its third week of release.

Adam Schindler and Brian Netto, who recently helmed episodes of Raimi’s horror anthology series 50 states of fear, are set to direct Don’t move, which follows a seasoned killer who injects a grieving woman with a paralytic. She has to run, fight and hide before her body completely collapses. It was written by TJ Cimfel and David White, who wrote the horror thriller Intruders starring Rory Culkin, also directed by Schindler.

Produced by Lebovici, Raimi and Zainab Azizi, the film marks the second collaboration between Hammerstone Studios, Raimi Productions and Capstone Studios, who recently teamed up to produce the action thriller. Boy kills the world starring Bill Skarsgard, currently in post-production.

Executive producers are Christian Mercuri, David Haring, Ruzanna Kegeyan, Sarah Sarandos, Marc Manus, Adam Schindler, Brian Netto, Petr Jákl and Ara Keshishian.

“We are beyond excited to take on this absolute pulse-pounding ride of a movie starring talents like Kelsey and Finn,” said Schindler and Netto. “In addition, we can work with the teams of Raimi, Capstone and Hammerstone – companies operating at the top of the genre game. We couldn’t be more excited to get to work.”

Capstone Studios finances Don’t move, with Capstone Global handling worldwide rights. The company will continue sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.

“The immensely talented Kelsey and Finn have taken turns starring in some of the most beloved suspense-driven projects on the market today, making them the perfect pair to bring this visceral, pulse-pounding story to life,” said Lebovici, who produced last year. horror smash Barbarian, which cost more than $45 million worldwide. Lebovici’s other credits include Bill & Ted Face the Music while recently announcing a partnership with Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions to develop and produce a film adaptation of the hit video game franchise Death stranding. He is also an exec and has since produced Mel Gibson’s first directorial project Hacksaw Ridgethe action thriller Flight risk with Mark Wahlberg.

Raimi Productions is represented by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLP Hammerstone Studios is represented by Neil Sacker at Sacker Entertainment Law. Netto & Schindler are represented by World Builder and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis; Cimfel & White is also represented by World Builder, Ginsburg Daniels Kallis and in addition by Gersh.

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