Variety is reporting that Amanda Seyfried (above) and Theo James are set to star in a new supernatural horror called Black Lung, and the film will be produced by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.
Amanda Seyfried and Theo James will topline “Black Lung,” a supernatural thriller from 2929 Prods. and Emily Ziff and Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town Prods.
The Solution Entertainment Group, co-founded by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, is handling international rights and will launch sales at the European Film Market in Berlin. WME is repping U.S. rights.
Cary Fukunaga executive produces through his Parliament of Owls shingle.
Principal photography begins this summer on the pic, which marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Chase Palmer, who also wrote the “Black Lung” script.
Award-winning filmmaker Chase Palmer, whose scripts have appeared on the Black List, will make his feature film debut, directing from his own screenplay. Shooting is due to begin this summer.
In the movie Seyfried plays Del, wife of a Utah coal miner (James) whose premonition moves her to save her husband just before an explosion in the mine traps all the other miners, an act that tests her marriage, puts her under suspicion of state officials tasked with the rescue, and stokes the resentment of all the other women in town. With time running out to save the entombed men, Del’s increasingly horrifying visions hint to something darker at play within the iconic mountain that looms over the plateau like an anvil, a darkness she comes to believe will consume them all.