10:13am PT by Mia Galuppo
Octavia Spencer to Star in Blumhouse Thriller From 'The Help' Director
Octavia Spencer and Get Out production company Blumhouse are teaming on a new horror thriller, Ma.
The movie, which begins filming next week in Mississippi, will see the Oscar winner reteam with Tate Taylor, director for The Help. While exact plot details are being kept under wraps, Ma is described as a psychological thriller.
Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis will also star in the feature from Workaholics scribe Scotty Landes. Jason Blum and The Help producer John Norris are producing.
Spencer recently picked up an Oscar nomination for her role in The Shape of Water. She will co-star with Jessica Chastain in a holiday-set comedy at Universal. She is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman.
Taylor, whose credits include Girl on the Train and James Brown biopic Get on Up, is repped by CAA and Lichter Grossman.