Katie Aselton to Direct and Star in Black Rock

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Katie Aselton (The Freebie) is set to direct and star in the thriller Black Rock, with Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth signing on to co-star.

The film chronicles three childhood friends who embark on a weekend getaway to the isolated island of Black Rock, only to discover that they are not alone.

The story was conceived by Aselton and written by Mark Duplass (Cyrus), both of whom will executive produce, with Adele Romanski (The Freebie, The Myth of the American Sleepover) reuniting with Aselton to produce the film.

Josh Braun from Submarine will be handling international domestic and international sales, including pre-sales at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

In addition, the producers of Black Rock have announced a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-source a portion of the film’s funding. For more information about the Kickstarter campaign please visit this link.

“I grew up watching classic suspense films and have long had the idea of making a girl-based thriller where the threat to the characters is very real, and the audience is left with the terrifying thought ‘this could happen to me,'” said Aselton. “Exploring that kind of movie excites me as a filmmaker, and I am elated to have Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth alongside me on the journey.”