Variety reveals that The Social Network and The Darkest Hour‘s Max Minghella (pictured) is in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in the supernatural fantasy/thriller Horns.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Horns is being directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D). Horns has been adapted by Keith Bunin (In Treatment).
Per Variety, “Radcliffe will play Ig Perrish, who awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head. He soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the truth about his late girlfriend’s tragic murder.
Minghella is in negotiations to play Lee Tourneau, a compassionate public defender with a hidden dark side.”
Shooting is slated to begin this fall. Pic will be financed by Red Granite Pictures. Red Granite will co-produce the film with Mandalay Pictures. Producers are Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, Mandalay Pictures president Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone. Joe Hill and Red Granite’s Joe Gatta are executive producers.