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'Purge: Election Year' Actress Joins Blumhouse Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stem' (Exclusive)
Coming off a surprisingly strong $40 million opening of the horror-thriller Split, Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are moving quickly with their next project, Stem.
The production has brought on board Betty Gabriel as the female lead opposite Logan Marshall-Green in the sci-fi thriller from writer-director Leigh Whannell, the co-creator of the Saw and Insidious horror franchises.
The script is set in a near-future when technology controls nearly all aspects of life and centers on a technophobe (Marshall-Green) who avenges his wife's murder and his own paralysis-causing injury with the help of an experimental computer-chip implant called Stem.
Gabriel's role is being kept secret.
Goalpost Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are the companies behind the project, with Blum, Kylie du Fresne and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones acting as producers.
Gabriel is quickly becoming a featured Blumhouse player. Stem reunites the actress with the company for whom she starred in 2016 thriller The Purge: Election Year, and she will next be seen in Get Out, Blumhouse’s horror-thriller from Jordan Peele, which is set to open Feb. 24.
Gabriel is repped by Greene & Associates and Generate.