Casting Bits: Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in ‘The Conjuring’, Nikki Reed and Jake Hoffman in ‘Snap’
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
Patrick Wilson could be reuniting with his Insidious director James Wan for The Conjuring, as he and Vera Farmiga enter final talks to star in the new supernatural thriller. Written by Chad and Carey Hayes, the script centers around a married couple (Wilson and Farmiga) investigating spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse, in what turns out to be the most terrifying case of their demonology careers. The plot is inspired by the true-life tale of the Perron family in the 1970s, as chronicled by daughter Andrea Perron in her memoir House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story.
Wilson currently stars on the big screen in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, and on the small screen in CBS’ A Gifted Man. He’ll next appear in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, due out this summer. Vera Farmiga will star in next month’s Safe House opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Production on The Conjuring is scheduled to enter production in North Carolina in March. [The Hollywood Reporter]
After the jump, a Twilight actress explores the underground dubstep scene.
As Cima Productions debuts its hip-hop drama Filly Brown at Sundance, the company is reassembling some of the team for the psychological thriller Snap. Filly Brown producer Victor Teran and Filly Brown co-helmer Youssef Delara are set to direct the film, which was written by Teran and will star Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga) and Jake Hoffman (Barney’s Version). Hoffman will play a brilliant but shy underground dubstep musician who develops a crush on a social worker (Reed). When the romance goes awry, however, his inner demons take over with disturbing results. Cima founding partner Amir Delara is set to produce, with Kevin Smith and Jeremy Platt serving as executive producers.
Reed was last seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and will appear in its follow-up The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Hoffman stars in the upcoming Charm and Generation Um… Production on Snap will begin in March. [Deadline]