April 28, 2014 1:20pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Sony's 'Goosebumps' Adds 'Neighbors' Actress (Exclusive)
Halston Sage, who next appears in the upcoming Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, has nabbed roles in two buzzy, horror-adventure family films.
The actress will co-star in Sony's Goosebumps, starring Jack Black. In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black stars as famed children's horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it's up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories.
Goosebumps, which comes from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Mike White, is set for release on March 23, 2016. It's produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.
Sage has also nabbed the role of Kendall in Paramount's Scouts vs. Zombies. Directed by Christopher Landon, the film follows three scouts who must save their town from a zombie outbreak. The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams and Etan Cohen’s draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki and Carrie Evans.
Also starring Tye Sheridan and Patrick Schwarzenegger, Scouts vs. Zombies is produced by Todd Garner, Andy Fickman, Betsy Sullenger and Bryan Brucks.
Sage, who is repped by CAA, ROAR and attorney Michael Schenkman, kicked off her career with Nickelodeon's TV series How to Rock and has been building up a strong film slate over the past few years. She appeared in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, and comedy sequel Grown Ups 2, and will next appear as the girlfriend of Zac Efron's frat boy character in the comedy Neighbors. She can currently be seen on the NBC series Crisis.