“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch and “The Vampire Diaries’” Nina Dobrev, pictured above, have joined The Final Girls, a horror comedy from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions being directed by A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas‘s Todd Strauss-Schulson, writes Heat Vision. Also joining the production are the hilarious Adam Devine (pictured below in Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”) and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games).
Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga are starring in the meta movie which “centers on a girl who, along with her friends, is mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic ’80s horror flick, which starred her recently deceased mother (Akerman), a famous scream queen. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer.“
Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller wrote the script.
Groundswell Productions producer Michael London described the project as being “the unlikely child of Back to the Future and Friday the 13th.”
Middleditch will play a film geek for whom landing in a classic horror flick is a dream come true, until it turns into a nightmare. Dobrev will play the alpha ex-best friend.
Ludwig will act as Farmiga’s love interest while Devine will be the movie-within-a-movie’s appointed teen seducer.
Production on the film begins next week in Louisiana.