Jacob Chase’s Come Play pushed to October 2020
Focus Features is shaking things up in its upcoming release schedule as many theaters are still currently shut down due to the global health crisis and one project seeing a change is Jacob Chase’s horror film Come Play starring Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Azhy Robertson (Juliet, Naked), which is being pushed back from its original July 24 release to October 30, according to Deadline.
The story of Larry focuses on a troubled young boy (Robertson) and his family who become the target of a monster that materialized through electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. The film will be a feature-length adaptation of Jacob Chase’s horror story of the same name.
Gillian Jacobs is most known for her roles in the comedy realm. She gained public recognition for her quirky role as Britta Perry in NBC’s Community, which lasted for six seasons. She has since recently been seen in Netflix’s comedy Ibiza. Her role in Larry would be a departure from her usual material.
Azhy Robertson has several movies under his belt, having appeared recently in Juliet, Naked alongside Rose Byrne (Peter Rabbit) and Ethan Hawke (24 Hours to Live). He is next set to appear alongside Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War) and Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) in an untitled Noah Baumbach Project.
Amblin Partners acquired the rights to turn writer-director Jacob Chase’s horror short, Larry, into a feature-length film back in February of this year. The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce. The horror movie will be written and directed by Chase. The new October release date will see the horror film pitted against Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan and Lionsgate thriller Fatale.