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Kasra Farahani, whose short film Noon received great acclaim and was quickly optioned for feature development, will direct The Waiting, a thriller starring James Caan (The Godfather, Thief), It Follows’ Kier Gilchrist and Logan Miller (Scouts Vs. Zombies).

Star Thrower Entertainment, Ball and Chain Productions and Anonymous Content partner on the production about two high school filmmakers who decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.  Mysterious events ensue.

Farahani has previously worked as a concept artist and illustrator on films like Avatar, The Wolfman, Alice in Wonderland and Munich. Co-founders of Star Thrower Entertainment Tim White and Trevor White said, “Mark and Jeff have crafted an excellent script that seamlessly combines elements of a riveting thriller and fascinating character study.  This script, together with Kasra’s elegant vision and our compelling cast, makes The Waiting the type of filmmaker and talent driven project ideal for Star Thrower.”

The legendary Caan’s previous forays into horror include Stephen King’s Misery (above) and of course, his uncredited work in the opening of Santa’s Slay. [The Wrap]