Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelairo in talks for Paramount horror-thriller
The Hollywood Reporter has brings word that 26-year-old English actress Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner series, Skins, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has entered negotiations to star in the upcoming low-budget horror film Crawl for Paramount Pictures.
Helmed by Alexandre Aja, the man behind the B-movie hit Piranha 3D and fantasy horror Horns, the film will follow a young woman in Florida trying to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, only to find herself trapped in a flooded house and fighting for her life against alligators.
Aja wrote the recent draft of the script based on a spec script from brothers Shawn and Michael Rasmussen, who wrote John Carpenter’s last directorial outing The Ward. Crawl will also be produced by horror icon Sam Raimi, the man behind the Evil Dead franchise, and Craig Flores, who’s known for his work producing the 300 films.
Crawl marks a deliberate move by the studio to aim for a lower-budgeted horror movie, hoping for more box office success like their recent release, A Quiet Place. Directed by and starring John Krasinski, the film was produced for just $17 million and has since grossed over $314 million at the global box office and is Paramount’s highest grossing domestic release since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
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