Writer/director Mark Duplass (Baghead, Jeff Who Lives At Home) has successfully been branching out into acting with roles on Zero Dark Thirty and Safety Not Guaranteed. Now, (per Deadline) he’s going a step further with Mercy for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.
Pic is based on a Stephen King story, “Gramma”, from his “Skeleton Crew” collection. In the story two boys visit their grandmother only to discover that she’s a witch. Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Dylan McDermott, Shirley Knight and Chris Browning are also set star.
The Haunting in Connecticut‘s Peter Cornwell is directing from a script by Matt Greenberg. Jason Blum will produce with McG and Mary Viola from Wonderland Sound and Vision.