Rodrigo Cortes is directing “Down a Dark Hall,” which also stars Isabelle Fuhrman. The film started shooting in Barcelona.
Lionsgate acquired rights to the project in 2014 with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and “Twilight” movie franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on broad to produce. Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures is also producing.
The project is based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan. Meyer and Meghan Hibbett will produce via their Fickle Fish Films along with Godfrey and Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner. Meyer optioned the book in 2013.
The story follows the newest student at a boarding school who confronts the darkly seductive powers of the headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural abilities that could make her all-powerful or destroy her.
Fickle Fish produced “The Host,” which was adapted from Meyer’s novel, and “Austenland.” Meyer was also a producer on the final two “Twilight” films.
Besides the “Twilight” franchise, Temple Hill also produced “The Fault in our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley, and the “Maze Runner” films. Cortes directed “Buried,” which was bought by Lionsgate following its Sundance premiere, and “Red Lights.”
Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill will executive produce alongside Nuria Valls of Nostromo, which is financing the film with the participation of Atresmedia Cine.
Robb’s credits include “The Carrie Diaries” and “Soul Surfer,” in which she portrayed shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. She appears on “Mercy Street” and the upcoming “Freak Show.”
Robb is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Schreck Rose.
Fuhrman’s credits include “The Hunger Games.” She is repped by CAA and Management 360.