Emma Roberts to star in thriller movie Abandoned

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Emma Roberts credit:Bang Showbiz
Emma Roberts credit:Bang Showbiz

Emma Roberts is to star in thriller movie 'Abandoned'.

The 'American Horror Story' actress has joined the cast of Spencer Squire's first feature film, which will also star John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon.

Squire, Jessica Scott, and Erik Patterson have penned the script for the motion picture, which recently wrapped filming.

It tells the story of a dad, mum and their young son, who move into a remote farmhouse which has a tragic history.

Zachary Quinto is among those executive producing the film, alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Eric Binns, and Byron Wetzel, with Neal Dodson, Andrew Gans, David Gendron, Neil Gobioff, Rich Goldberg, Peter Jarowey, Ali Jazayeri, Shawn Paonessa, Oliver Ridge, Viviana Zarragoitia, Michael Reiser, Delos Chang, and Deepen Shah.

The movie will be fully financed through a deal between Vertical Entertainment and Three Point Capital.

Vertical’s Peter Jarowey and Three Point Capital’s David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri said in a joint statement to Deadline: "'Abandoned' begins a new chapter for Vertical Entertainment and Three Point Capital and we could not be more excited to be partnered together on this journey.

"As we successfully did with 'Abandoned', our financing strategy moving forward will be hyper-focused on the symmetry of art and commerce making sure that the ratio of story, talent (both in front of and behind the camera) and spend equates to a fantastic consumer experience that is beneficial to both Vertical’s and Three Point’s bottom-line.

"Our initial strategy is to activate this model for two to three projects annually beginning in 2022. From there, we will see where it takes us."

Jarowey added: "'Abandoned' is our first foray in this endeavour and we are extremely proud of the progress thus far.

"Marking Vertical’s fifth collaboration with producer Rob Barnum, the screenplay is terrific, and Spencer delivered an extremely frightening, yet relatable, feature brought to life by his incredible cast."

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