Thriller takes teen tack on Kafka classic

Patricia Bethune (“Mad Men”) has joined the cast of indie thriller “Metamorphosis,” a project inspired by Franz Kafka’s novel.

Isotropic Films is planning to begin production in Los Angeles in late July with David Yohe directing from a script he co-wrote with Jason Goldberg. Jeff Laub, Nicole Castro, Cory Bird and Wade Miller are producing with Goldberg, Yohe, Tara Kleinpeter and Thom Spitler exec producing.

Bethune is joining Nick Searcy of “Justified” and Matt Angel (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”). She has recurring roles on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood,” and “Cold Case.”

The “Metamorphosis” pic focuses on a 17-year-old who wakes up one morning to an inexplicable illness that transforms him into a hideous, human-sized cockroach. His parents come home to discover him afraid and hiding from his new form and are now faced with the decision of accepting a monster in their suburban home or exterminating their own son.

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