AFM: D.J. Caruso to Direct Supernatural Thriller 'Disappointments Room' (Exclusive)
D.J. Caruso has signed on to direct The Disappointments Room, a supernatural thriller being produced by Geyer Kosinski of Media Talent Group and Mark Damon of Foresight Unlimited.
Foresight will sell the movie at AFM with Envision Entertainment, PalmStar Media Capital and Merced Media Partners co-financing. Relativity is in final negotiations to pick up domestic distribution.
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Kate Beckinsale has the offer to star as a mother who moves her family to a nice Colonial manse in the country. The woman slowly begins to lose her sanity as she learns of the home’s bloody past and is afflicted by visions of a dead girl.
Wentworth Miller, the Prison Break star who wrote Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller which starred Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman, penned Disappointments, which will be executive produced by Demarest Films's Sam Englebardt and William Johnson.
Also executive producing are Foresight's Tamara Birkemoe, PalmStar's Kevin Frakes, Merced's Raj Brinder Singh and Envision's Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan.
Media Talent Group is on a tear with its productions. The company is in production on London Fields, a thriller starring Amber Heard, and in preproduction on the TV version of Fargo, which will star Billy Bob Thornton, among other projects.
Foresight and Envision are behind Pete Berg's upcoming war movie Lone Survivor, which is already generating awards buzz.
Caruso is the director behind the hit Shia LaBeouf thrillers Disturbia and Eagle Eye. He also directed I Am Number Four.
Caruso is repped by CAA, while Beckinsale, who just wrapped a starring turn in the thriller Eliza Graves, is repped by UTA. Both are additionally repped by Media Talent Group.
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