Monarch, Crossroads co-finance thriller

Monarch Pictures and Crossroads Prods. are co-financing the psychological thriller “Damaged,” which Joe Rassulo will write and direct.

Production is slated to begin this summer.

Story, based on a series of real events that took place in Arizona and California in the late 1990s, concerns a girl suffering from agoraphobia — the fear of being in open spaces — who struggles to overcome her problem while being convinced she is involved in a series of grisly murders.

Gary Adelman and John Orland are producing.

Rassulo most recently directed the indie pic “Bull Run.”

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