David Fincher protege Noble Jones has been tapped to direct “Soulless” for Chapter One Films.
Ryne Pearson penned the script with Matt Kaplan and Robyn Marshall will produce.
Story follows a man whose estranged ex shows up on his doorstep, hands him their baby, and leaps from the balcony to her death. As he struggles to care for the child, dark forces gather around them, and he realizes that the baby may be a magnet for evil.
Pearson is best known for penning “Knowing” and “The Eye” and help develop the script with Chapter One.
The film is the feature debut for Jones who was previously known for his work in the commercial world. He also previously held the position of second unit director on Fincher’s “The Social Network.”
Jones is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Alex Kohner. Pearson is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and attorney Jeff Frankel.