Horror pic is based on R.L. Stine book
Sean Furst and Bryan Furst will produce along with longtime Stine collaborators Yvonne Bernard and Beth Hawk. Stine — best known for penning the “Goosebumps” series — will exec produce along with Jane Stine and Ann Blanchard. “The Sitter” is focused on a young woman who takes a summer job as a nanny to a 4-year-old who hasn’t spoken for months and is seemingly haunted by something too horrible for words. Furst Films, which has a first-look deal at Overture, is currently casting “Jar City” for Overture with Kip Williams directing. The shingle recently wrapped TV pilot “Tough Trade” for Epix and Lionsgate TV. The Fursts produced “Daybreakers” for Lionsgate. The horror pic, starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, opens Friday.