Amblin Entertainment has acquired the horror film “The White Room,” which is being described as a “female-driven thriller” along the lines of “Hereditary” and “Don’t Breathe.”
Written by Bryce McGuire, it takes place over the course of one night in the off-season of the remote Adirondack Mountains. When a mysterious young woman goes missing, it’s up to a “hardened local widow” to find out the truth behind her disappearance.
We’d ping “Hereditary” star Toni Collette, but the script calls for a “retiring public school teacher” who is 63. (Paging Laurie Metcalf, Debra Winger, Jane Kaczmarek and Lena Olin. Or hey, how about “The Handmaid’s Tale” Ann Dowd, who was also in “Hereditary”?
Rod Blackhurst, who directed the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival grand prize winner “Here Alone” and the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary “Amanda Knox,” will helm.
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