Bret Easton Ellis Cult Thriller 'The Deleted' Casts Vine Star Nash Grier

Bret Easton Ellis and Nash Grier_The Deleted - Publicity - S 2016
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Bret Easton Ellis and Nash Grier_The Deleted - Publicity - S 2016

He's currently on set of the Ellis-directed drama series.

Bret Easton Ellis has tapped Vine star Nash Grier as the star of his upcoming thriller series, The Deleted

Grier, who rose to fame for his comic videos on social media, is currently on set for the project, which is filming in Los Angeles and Malibu. 

The Deleted is being billed as a cult thriller that follows the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles, which triggers paranoia among a group of twenty-somethings who escaped from a cult a few years back.

The show hails from Ellis, the best-selling author of American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, and will mark his first time directing a serialized project.

Streaming video app Fullscreen has picked up the project and is planning an early 2017 premiere. The thriller will join a slate of original series and youth-skewing licensed fare available on the teen-centric app, which costs $4.99 a month.

Fullscreen broke the news of Grier's casting on its Facebook page with a video of the Vine star and Ellis together on set. "I've never been so excited to be in a project," Grier says in the video. The Deleted is one of the most high-profile roles to date for UTA-repped Grier, who in recent years has focused on acting with projects including digital film The Outfield and upcoming release You Get Me