Amblin Partners has landed screenwriter Bryce McGuire’s (Night Swim, Whisper) The White Room, putting the project on a fast track with Rod Blackhurst (Here Alone, Amanda Knox) set to direct, Deadline has confirmed.
Described as Don’t Breathe meets Hereditary, The White Room is a female-driven thriller that takes place over the course of one night in the offseason of the remote Adirondack Mountains. The story unfolds when a mysterious young woman goes missing and it is up to a hardened local widow to find out the truth behind the disappearance, which may have been caused by something inhuman.
The White Room was developed by The Picture Co. and ACE Content, who will co-produce the project. Casting for the movie will begin soon. Holly Bario and Andrew Calof will oversee the project for Amblin.
Evan Hayes will produce alongside The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona. Noah Lang is also producing with ACE’s Justin Barocas serving as executive producer.
The Picture Company is currently in post-production on Larry for Amblin, the horror feature film version of the 2017 short film about a monster named Larry that manifests itself through smartphones and mobile devices.
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