WWE Studios and Troika Pictures are teaming to co-produce and co-finance The Hive, starring Halle Berry (Gothika) and Abigail Breslin (pictured above; Zombieland), says Deadline.
The thriller, to be directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist, Transsiberian), was written by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds, Thir13en Ghosts) and based on a story by Rich D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio and Jon Bokencamp.
“In the film, an emergency call center operator (Berry) takes a call from a teenage girl (Breslin) who has been abducted and carried away in the trunk of a car. The kidnapping plays out in real time as Jordan and Casey work together to track down the killer.”
Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 6 in and around Los Angeles.
The Hive is being produced by Troika’s Michael Helfant, Robert Stein and Bradley Gallo, WWE Studios’ Michael Luisi and Jeff Graup. William Gallo, Philip M. Cohen and Chip Rosenbloom are executive producers.