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The script, which was on the 2015 Black List, was written by Barbara Marshall (The Listener) and will be produced by Busted Shark Production’s Sherryl Clark.
The story follows 16-year-old misfit Claire who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment.
The movie is slated to begin production in the fall.
“We are thrilled that John has come onboard to direct Wish Upon,” said Broad Green Pictures’ Chief Creative Officer Daniel Hammond. “His impeccable eye towards realism and talent for catching audiences off-guard will, without a doubt, make this film unforgettable.”
Before helming 2014 horror hit Annabelle, Leonetti served as director of photography on Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. He also helmed New Line’s horror film The Wolves at the Door. He’s repped by CAA.
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