Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Tom Williamson board thriller
Lucky McKee (“May,” “The Woman”) and Chris Sivertson (“The Lost,” “I Know Who Killed Me”) are directing from their own script. Story centers on a 17-year-old rebel on a mission to take down the captain of the high school football team who rallies a group of cheerleaders around her cause, but after a tragic turn of events the girls are thrust into a supernatural battle. The film is produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino with Arrien Schiltkamp exec producing and Russell Dinstein co-exec producing. The movie is scheduled to begin filming Nov. 26 in Los Angeles. McKee and Moderncine worked together previously on the thriller “The Woman.” “Cheerleaders” is a reimagining of a video project McKee and Sivertson wrote and shot after graduating from USC Film School a decade ago. Recent Moderncine projects inlcude “Funeral Kings,” which debuted at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival and a pair of movies in post-production — “Jug Face,” based on Chad Crawford Kinkle’s screenplay, and Brian Avenet-Bradley’s “Black Butterflies,” starring Gary Cairns and Brad Dourif. Stasey is repped by UTA and Magnolia Management and Smit-McPhee by ICM Partners and the Schiff Company. Williamson by is repped by Rothman Patino Andres Entertainment. Sivertson is repped by CAA, Aperture Entertainment, and Sloss Law. McKee is repped by Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.