Henry Lee Hopper, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps and Emily Meade will star in Wes Craven’s tentatively titled horror thriller 25/8 for Rogue Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Hopper, the son of Dennis Hopper, will play the lead role of Bug, one of seven teens haunted by a serial killer who supposedly died when they were born 15 years earlier. The film takes place over the course of a day as the mystery of who (or what) is stalking the small-town high schoolers unfolds.
Epps (Half Nelson), Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Meade (the upcoming Assassination of a High School President) are teens with several projects under their belts. But 25/8 marks Hopper’s professional acting debut. Craven is casting relative unknowns to avoid giving viewers any preconceptions of who will die onscreen.
Principal photography on the film is set to begin in Connecticut in mid-April.