Tobin Bell, best known for portraying Jigsaw in the “Saw” films, has signed to play the Devil in and exec produce “Highway 61” for British financier Halcyon Pictures and Utah-based Prankster Film Co.
Project, written and directed by Luke and Jeremy Jackson, chronicles a struggling rock group whose manager arranges a meeting with the Devil at the Crossroads, the intersection in Mississippi made famous by blues icon Robert Johnson. Nick Thune (“License to Wed”) stars as the lead guitarist.
Filming has begun, with shooting set for Idaho, Utah and Los Angeles.
The Jacksons previously wrote “Rigby Hall” for Fox. They’re also attached to InterMedia’s “Heavy Metal Thunder.”