Thesps set to star in Singer-producer horror pic
Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb are set to star in horror pic “Trick ‘r Treat,” which Bryan Singer is producing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. through his Bad Hat Harry Prods.
Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote Singer’s “Superman Returns” and “X2,” penned the screenplay for “Trick” and will helm in his directorial debut. Lensing begins Thursday in Vancouver.
Singer, intrigued by Dougherty’s script, signed onto the project and will be on the set throughout production. Story is set on Halloween night in a town where those who break the rules of the holiday do so at their own peril.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fey are exec producing with Dougherty and longtime writing partner Dan Harris (“X2,” “Superman Returns”). Bad Hat Harry’s Alex Garcia also exec produces.
Project reunites Singer with two of his “X-Men” stars, Cox and Paquin. Cox, in theaters with “Running With Scissors,” also stars in the upcoming “Zodiac.”
“Trick ‘r Treat” was a project developed by Legendary, which has a co-financing and co-production deal with Warner Bros. Legendary worked with Singer when partnering with Warners on “Superman Returns.”
Dougherty is repped by William Morris Agency and Quattro Media.