Universal taps thesps for low-budget ‘Work’

Max Minghella, Eloise Mumford to star in Blumhouse Prods.' thriller

“The Social Network” thesp Max Minghella and “The River” star Eloise Mumford are in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ and Blumhouse Prods.’ low-budget thriller “Not Safe For Work,” which Joe Johnston will direct and Jason Blum will produce.

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes wrote the script, which follows a young paralegal trapped in an office with a killer on a secret mission to destroy files and anyone that stands in his path.

Minghella is in talks to play the cunning protag, while Mumford is in talks to play his girlfriend, who works at the same office.

Couper Samuelson will exec produce the pic, while Bryan Brucks will co-produce. Blumhouse recently signed a first-look agreement with Universal to produce low-budget genre films.

Since playing George Clooney’s son in “Syriana,” Minghella has gone on to appear in Clooney’s political drama “The Ides of March,” as well as David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” Thesp recently starred in Summit’s alien invasion pic “The Darkest Hour.”

Mumford, who previously appeared on Fox’s “Lone Star” and Starz’s “Crash,” next stars opposite Miley Cyrus in The Weinstein Company’s action-comedy “So Undercover.” “NSFW” reunites Mumford with Blum, who serves as an exec produce on ABC’s new series “The River.”

Minghella is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Jeff Bernstein, while Paradigm reps Mumford.