She'll direct, produce and star in femme thriller
Katie Aselton (“The Freebie”) will direct and star in indie thriller “Black Rock” with Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth co-starring.The film chronicles three friends on a weekend getaway to an isolated island, who discover that they are not alone. The story was conceived by Aselton and written by Mark Duplass (“Cyrus”), both of whom will exec produce. Adele Romanski, who produced “The Freebie,” is reuniting with Aselton on “Black Rock.” Josh Braun from Submarine will handle domestic and international sales, including pre-sales at Cannes. The producers are also launching a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-source part of the film’s funding. Aselton, who starred in and co-produced “The Puffy Chair,” is also a regular on FX comedy “The League.” She’ll be in upcoming comedies “Our Idiot Brother” and “Jeff Who Lives at Home.” “I grew up watching classic suspense films and have long had the idea of making a girl-based thriller where the threat to the characters is very real, and the audience is left with the terrifying thought ‘this could happen to me,’” said Aselton. Bell will next be seen in “A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy.” Bosworth will next be seen in the “Straw Dogs” remake. Aselton is represented by ICM and Untitled Entertainment. Duplass is represented by ICM. Bell is represented by UTA and the Burstein Co. Bosworth is represented by WME and One Talent Management.