Emma Tammi has officially joined on to direct STXfilms’ upcoming horror thriller Dollhouse, according to a recent report from Deadline.
The film, which is being written by Michael Paisley (The Witcher), is set in the world of the upper echelon of New York City’s fashion scene and is being described as a psychological thriller in the same spirit as Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-winning Black Swan. The film will also star Selena Gomez, who was cast last year and is producing the film through her July Moon label as a starring vehicle.
“Selena’s involvement is an exciting direction for this project,” Adam Fogelson, STXfilms Motion Picture Group chairman, said in a statement at the time of Gomez’s casting. “She is supremely talented as both a star and a producer. Teaming Selena with Shawn and Dan’s expertise in the horror-thriller genre will elevate Dollhouse and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the way this is being developed.”
Tammi previously worked on IFC Midnight’s horror-thriller The Wind, and has also worked on various episodes of Hulu’s Into the Dark series. She also directed all ten episodes of the audio podcast The Left Right Game, which starred Tessa Thompson and has recently been acquired by Amazon to develop into a series.
“Emma is one of the brightest up-and-coming directors in the genre,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group. “She has an incredible sense of story, pacing, and timing that is equally matched by her eye for unforgettable visuals. We love her take on this material and we’re thrilled to be developing it with her.”