Burns, Sossamon to topline Japanese horror redo
Ed Burns and Shannyn Sossamon have signed on to star in “One Missed Call” for Alcon Entertainment, Intermedia and Kadokawa Pictures USA. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing.
Eric Valette is directing the English-language remake of a Japanese supernatural horror hit. Story revolves around a college student (Sossamon) whose friends begin receiving cell phone messages from the future in which they hear themselves being murdered. When she receives her own death message, the coed has three days to change her fate. Burns plays a detective.
Lensing is under way in Atlanta.
Producers are Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Kadokawa’s Jennie Lew Tugend and Lauren C. Weissman and Intermedia’s Scott Kroopf. Screenplay was adapted from the original pic by Andrew Klavan.
Burns just released “The Groomsmen” and is putting finishing touches on his film “Purple Violets,” starring Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson and Debra Messing. He also has a role in Nancy Meyers’ December release “The Holiday,” from Columbia Pictures.
Sossamon stars in “Wristcutters: A Love Story,” which screened at Sundance this year, and also has a role in Meyers’ “Holiday.”