As per Deadline, Nicolas Cage is now attached to star in and produce the forthcoming horror-thriller Longlegs under Jason Cloth and Dave Caplan’s C2 Motion Picture Group banner.
The film will be directed by Osgood Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, The Blackcoat’s Daughter) from his own script. At the time of writing, no plot details have been revealed although the film’s producers have suggested that it will be “in the vein of classic Hollywood psychological thrillers” and filming is due to commence in 2023.
The C2 Motion Picture Group is producing and fully financing the film which will also be produced by Nicolas Cage along with his production company Saturn Films, Dan Kagan (Significant Other), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Dave Caplan (The End We Start From) and Chris Ferguson (Child’s Play).
Jason Cloth (Joker) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik. UTA are on board as executive producers and CAA Media Finance are co-repping worldwide sales on the film.
C2 Motion Picture Group are also currently working on two forthcoming projects: The action horror film Azrael directed by Evan Katz (Cheap Thrills, Small Crimes), written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest), and starring Samara Weaving (Babylon, Scream 6), and the haunting dystopian tale of motherhood, The End We Start From directed by Mahalia Belo (“The Long Song,” “Requiem”), from a screenplay written by Alice Birch, adapted from Megan Hunter’s bold debut novel of the same name, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Comer, Gina McKee and Mark Strong.