Max Martini (50 Shades of Grey, Pacific Rim) has joined the cast of Eli, the debut feature from Paramount Players, reports THR.
Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2, Citadel) will direct the psychological horror that is set in a secluded clinic where an 11-year-old with a rare disease, Eli, is being treated. Soon, the clinic becomes a haunted prison with no way out.
Martini will play the Eli’s father, who moves to the isolated treatment facility with his wife after dealing with his sons mysterious illness for two years.
Captain Fantastic actor Charlie Shotwell will lead the cast that also includes Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink and Kelly Reilly.
Filming is currently underway on Eli, which will hit theaters on Jan. 4, 2019.
David Chirchirillo penned the 2015 Black List script, which was revised by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. Trevor Macy is producing via his Intrepid Pictures banner, along with Bellevue Productions’ John Zaozirny. Matt Alvarez will executive produce, with Melinda Nishioka co-producing for Intrepid and David O’Leary co-producing for Bellevue.