Brad Anderson to replace Joel Schumacher on Troika thriller
Troika Pictures, whose Bradley Gallo will co-produce. Jeff Graup will also produce the pic, while Phil Cohen and William Gallo will exec produce. Sony Pictures Acquisitions is the domestic distributor and Sierra/Affinity is handling foreign sales. Production is skedded for late spring. “We are thrilled to have Brad directing ‘The Hive,'” said Stein and Helfant. “He shares our passion and excitement for this edge-of-the-seat thriller. ‘The Hive’ is exactly the kind of film we set out to make when we formed Troika Pictures with our financiers.” “I’m extremely excited about working with Troika on ‘The Hive,'” added Anderson. “This script has two elements I always look for in a thriller — strong, believable female characters and a smart, very dark and very creepy story that will definitely resonate with large audiences.” Anderson recently directed “Transsiberian” and “Vanishing on 7th Street.” He’s repped by WME and Cinetic Management.