Casting hit full force today as Olivia Cooke, one of the stars of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” will star in Ouija, Universal’s horror movie based on the Hasbro board game, says Heat Vision.
Douglas Smith is playing the male lead of the movie, which is being produced by Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions and Hasbro. Daren Kagasoff has joined the movie in a supporting role.
The script by Juliet Snowden and White “centers on a group of friends attempting to make contact with a recently deceased classmate through a Ouija board and begin to experience a dark and terrifying presence.“
Cooke will play a girl who discovers that her dead friend had been messing around with a Ouija board and brings the game home. Smith is the dead girl’s boyfriend, who may know more about her death than he lets on.
Filming begins next week in locations in and around Los Angeles, with Stiles White in the director’s chair.