Michael Pena, pictured (left) in The Vatican Tapes, is set to star in the Sony horror thriller The Bringing.
Jeremy Lovering is on board to direct the film, which is set in the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Plot details are vague, but the hotel has a horrific past. Pena investigates a mysterious death that happened on the grounds.
Brandon and Phillip Murphy wrote the initial script, which landed on the 2014 Black List. Long time Bloody Disgusting family member Evan Dickson also worked on the project with the most recent draft being written by Kevin Kolsch and Denis Widmyer, the duo behind the 2014 horror thriller Starry Eyes. (Variety/THR)
It’s allegedly based on Elisa Lam, who was found dead in the water tanks on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. That’s the place that killers like Richard Ramirez called home at one time or another, and where suicides have occurred. Footage of Lam’s bizarre, inexplicable behavior in an elevator before her death became a massive Internet sensation, and this has been turned into the story of the man investigating her death, and the nightmare he stumbles into.
Brandon and Phillip Murphy worked on the script, which made the 2014 Blacklist, with the most recent draft written by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer.
Matt Tolmach is producing along with Daniela Cristina Cretu and David Manpearl is also producing. Matt Milam is overseeing for the studio.
Lovering directed the Sundance hit In Fear, an Irish psychological horror film that premiered at Sundance 2013. It stars Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert as a young couple terrorized by an unknown assailant.