Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts
According to Deadline, Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper has signed on to direct Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in A Head Full of Ghosts for Cross Creek, Team Downey and The Allegiance Theater.
The film, described by the trade as a “psychological horror,” is based on Paul Tremblay’s novel, which won the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award in 2015. The book follows Meredith “Merry” Barrett, a 23-year old who reveals the horrifying events that tore her family apart when she was a young girl — a trauma brought on by the increasingly bizarre actions of her older sister that blur the lines between schizophrenia and demonic possession.
Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, Susan Downey, Tyler Thompson, David Gambino and Cooper will produce, while Robert Downey Jr. will executive produce.
Cooper recently directed Hostiles, starring Christian Bale, and previously helmed Black Mass with Johnny Depp and Out of the Furnace, also with Bale.
Qualley portrayed Pussycat in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and recently completed My Salinger Year with Sigourney Weaver.