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Gabriel Bateman to Star in James Wan’s ‘Lights Out’

Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) will star in New Line’s horror project “Lights Out” with James Wan producing and David F. Sandberg directing, Variety has learned exclusively.

Lawrence Grey and Eric A. Heisserer are also producing, with Heiserer writing the script based on Sandberg’s 2013 short film. The story centers on a supernatural entity attacking a family, with one of the members required to step up to protect them from a threat that can be seen only when the lights go out.

Bateman portrays the son of Dylan McDermott’s character on “Stalker” and has a recurring role on the TBS sitcom “Your Family or Mine.”

Wan directed “Furious 7” and is on board to direct “The Conjuring” sequel and “Aquaman.” Heisserer’s writing credits include “The Thing,” “Final Destination 5” and “Hours,” which he also directed.

Bateman is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group, Becky Poliakoff and Scott Faucett with Hg5 Entertainment and attorney Ryan Nord.

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