John Leonetti (“Annabelle”) is directing from a script by “The Listener” TV scribe Barbara Marshall. The movie is being produced by Busted Shark Production’s Sherryl Clark, whose credits include “Viral” and “Cloverfield.”
King will play a 16-year-old misfit who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. However, she soon discovers that each wish demands a deadly payment.
“I was mesmerized by Joey’s performance on the set of ‘The Conjuring,'” Leonetti said. “I am looking forward to watching her bring Claire to life in ‘Wish Upon.'”
King also had a recurring role on “Fargo” and appeared in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” She can be seen next in the New Line remake of “Going in Style.”
“Wish Upon” — the first move into horror for three-year-old Broad Green — will begin production this fall. Its next title is “Bad Santa 2,” a co-production with Miramax that opens Nov. 23.
The deal was brokered on behalf of King by Brian Nosokoff at UTA, Dan Spilo, Industry Entertainment, and Howard Fishman of HWHM+F.