Jason Priestley to Star in, Produce 'Fear The Worst' Thriller (Exclusive)

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Reynolds Entertainment and Marina Cordoni Entertainment will partner on the adaptation of Linwood Barclay's novel.

Jason Priestley is attached to star in Fear The Worst, an adaptation of Linwood Barclay's thriller novel of the same name.

The former 1990s teen heartthrob of Beverly Hills 90210 fame will also executive produce the indie that kicks off a film development pact between LA-based producer Reynolds Entertainment and Marina Cordoni Entertainment.

Fear The Worst portrays a divorced father whose quiet life is shattered when his 16 year old daughter mysteriously disappears. His search takes him on an agonizing journey through a twisted underworld, faced continually with the unrelenting fear of never finding his daughter.

Barclay will write the screenplay for Fear The Worst, while Marina Cordoni of MCE will produce and develop the project and Kelley Feldsott Reynolds of Reynolds Entertainment will executive produce. Production is slated for fall 2021 in Canada.

"MCE is heavily invested in nurturing content creators in Canada and producing projects with global partners. Our partnership with Reynolds Entertainment builds a solid bridge between our talent, our attractive locations, and the capital of the movie industry," Marina Cordoni, principal and founder of MCE, said in a statement.

"Marina and I are partners in crime and have a bold, take no prisoners approach toward filmmaking. Thinking outside the box is not just an aim, but a requirement," Reynolds, principal and co-founder of Reynolds Entertainment, added in her own statement.

Cordoni and Reynolds brokered the film development pact.

Priestley is repped by Buchwald, Thruline Enterrtainment and the Characters Talent Agency. Barclay is repped by APA.