One of the best new addition to Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was Sadie Sink, who appeared as newcomer and hardcore gamer “Max” in the streaming services’ second season. She’ll next be joining Paramount Players’ psychological horror film Eli alongside “True Detective’s” Kelly Reilly, reports THR. They join up-and-coming actor Charlie Shotwell, who starred in Captain Fantastic and The Glass Castle.
The newly minted Paramount division acquired Eli on Oct. 16 as its first film to go into production and set a January 4, 2019, release date. Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy is attached to helm.
The story centers on a young boy named Eli who is undergoing treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison with no way out.
Foy will direct the David Chirchirillo screenplay, which was on the 2015 Black List and was revised by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. John Zaozirny will also produce through Bellevue Productions. Trevor Macy will produce via his Intrepid Pictures banner. Matt Alvarez will executive produce, and Melinda Nishioka will co-produce for Intrepid. Variety also reports.