Abigail Breslin (pictured below; Zombieland, Little Miss Sunshine) is the latest to join Troika Pictures’ thriller The Hive, which Brad Anderson will direct this summer. She had previously stated that she had been wanting to pursue darker material.
Per Variety “Abigail Breslin, the Oscar-nominated ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ star who just wrapped the crime drama ‘Perfect Sisters’, will continue to explore dark material, as she’s set to join Halle Berry in Troika Pictures’ thriller ‘The Hive’.”
In the film, “Set against the backdrop of a 911 call center, fast-paced suspense pic will find Berry playing a 911 emergency operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a disturbed killer.”
Rich D’Ovidio wrote the script, which is based on an original story by Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokencamp and the scribe. Robert Stein and Michael Helfant will produce for Troika Pictures, whose Bradley Gallo will co-produce. Jeff Graup will also produce the pic, while Philip M. Cohen and William Gallo will exec produce.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has domestic rights, with foreign sales being handled by Sierra/Affinity. Production is skedded to start in late June in Los Angeles.