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Matt Reeves, 'Paranormal Activity’s' Steven Schneider Team to Produce Period Horror Thriller 'Switchboard' (Exclusive)

Matt Reeves, Steven Schneider, Armaan Zorace
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Armaan Zorace's newly formed genre banner Dark Hell is co-financing development of the script by actor-turned-screenwriter Devon Graye.

Matt Reeves, Paranormal Activity’s Steven Schneider and Armaan Zorace of newly formed genre banner Dark Hell have teamed up to produce Switchboard, a period horror movie from actor-turned-screenwriter Devon Graye.

Graye’s spec is set in the late 1940s and centers on a young female switchboard operator who finds herself communicating with, and possibly targeted by, an active serial killer. As their conversation intensifies, she begins to question her safety, her sanity and, ultimately, her very reality.

Reeves, who is currently shooting The Batman, will produce with Rafi Crohn via the duo’s 6th & Idaho banner. Picture Films' Margot Hand (Brittany Runs a Marathon) and Joshua Thurston (Permission), are also producing along with Schneider, the horror-meister who was behind the Paranormal franchise and the recent Pet Sematary remake. He also worked as an exec producer on M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Glass.

Zorace’s Dark Hell, which intends to focus on horror and other genre fare, is co-financing development and will produce as well.

Graye broke out with the 2016 Black List spec Allison Adams, which was set up at Sony Pictures with Matt Tolmach producing. His thriller I See You, starring Helen Hunt, premiered last year at SXSW and was picked up for release by Saban Films. Since then he has sold several more pitches.

He is repped by UTA and Felker Toczek.

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