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“Stranger Things” Season 2 Breakout Star Joins ‘Eli’!

One of the best new addition to Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was Sadie Sink, who appeared as newcomer and hardcore gamer “Max” in the streaming services’ second season. She’ll next be joining Paramount Players’ psychological horror film Eli alongside “True Detective’s” Kelly Reilly, reports THR. They join up-and-coming actor Charlie Shotwell, who starred in Captain Fantastic and The Glass Castle.

The newly minted Paramount division acquired Eli on Oct. 16 as its first film to go into production and set a January 4, 2019, release date. Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy is attached to helm.

The story centers on a young boy named Eli who is undergoing treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison with no way out.

Foy will direct the David Chirchirillo screenplay, which was on the 2015 Black List and was revised by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. John Zaozirny will also produce through Bellevue Productions. Trevor Macy will produce via his Intrepid Pictures banner. Matt Alvarez will executive produce, and Melinda Nishioka will co-produce for Intrepid. Variety also reports.



  • bill frank

    I thought Max was the worst character of season 2:/ To each there own i guess…

  • ShadowInc

    Breakout star? That is a stretch.

  • Rofair

    I wouldn’t call her a breakout star. Her character is clearly there just to have the boys interact with a girl their age. Max contributed nothing to the story other than her driving at one point.

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