Universal Boards Blumhouse Thriller ‘Curve’ Starring Julianne Hough (EXCLUSIVE)

Julianne Hough Curve Universal
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Iain Softley will direct

Continuing a healthy relationship that has already produced one hit with “The Purge,” Universal Pictures has come on to the Blumhouse production “Curve” starring Julianne Hough.

“The Skeleton Key” helmer Iain Softley will helm the pic.

Story follows a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after deliberately crashing it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker.

Universal is distributing with Jason Blum producing through his Blumhouse Productions along with Jaume Collet-Serra, Julie Yorn and Juan Sola. Erik Olsen, JC Spink and Stephen L’Heureux are exec producing.

Lee Patterson is doing a rewrite on the script with the original draft coming from Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson. Exec VP of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for Universal.

Blumhouse is riding a hot streak with FilmDistrict’s “Insidious: Chapter 2” bringing in more than $40 million at the box office in its first weekend.

Hough’s latest pic “Paradise,” which also stars Russell Brand, preemed at Toronto and she was also recently seen in the Relativity drama “Safe Haven.”

She is repped by CAA and Faculty Management. Softley is repped by WME and and Jenne Casarotto in the U.K.

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  1. Lindy Walker says:

    Are you kidding?! Julianne can’t act, it is so painful to watch her and to hear her cartoonish voice. A reviewer w/Hollywood Reporter said of “Safe Haven” Hough “hasn’t figured out how to stop acting the part.” Get Julianne some acting lessons and then consider her for supporting roles…but leading roles for her is a joke and she just isn’t respected by the mass public as a serious actress! She is a reality TV star that Hollywood is pushing as a real actress, and she never will be!!

    • Huy Buther says:

      Lindy Walker, you don’t know what you are talking about. You just have a mean mouth, which you haven’t yet learn’t how to keep shut. Juliana is a wonderful actress. She’s a natural and will go far.

  2. Natalie says:

    I love Julianne! Looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out…seems like an interesting story line.

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