'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Joins Horror Movie 'The Will O Wisp' (Exclusive)

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The actress will play a nurse with a checkered past.

This Is Us star Chrissy Metz is ready to embrace her darker side.

Metz is attached to star in the horror film The Will O Wisp from up-and-coming Canadian writer/director Evan Cooper. The psychological thriller centers on a recently divorced Montana man and his dog, who are beckoned into the woods on their property after seeing strange lights.

The indie project is described as Signs meets Misery. Metz will play a nurse with a checkered past who works at the local assisted-living center. 

Metz came to prominence with a recurring role on FX's American Horror Story: Freakshow from 2014-15, and her profile skyrocketed with NBC's This Is Us. Metz is coming off best supporting actress Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work as Kate Pearson on the family drama, which continues to earn big ratings in its second season.

Cooper recently directed the short film The Armoire, which has been making the rounds on the festival circuit.

Metz is repped by CAA. Cooper is repped by Kailey Marsh Media and UTA.