Kyrie Irving set to star in haunted resort film
Selection reviews that Kyrie Irving, six-time NBA All-Star and star of the modestly profitable sports activities comedy Uncle Drew, has signed on to star in an upcoming horror film a couple of haunted Oklahoma resort from Think about Leisure.
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The Ron Howard/Brian Grazer manufacturing firm, which has by no means actually ventured into the horror realm earlier than, has acquired the rights to an upcoming Gamers’ Tribune article comprised of experiences from NBA stars who’ve stayed on the Skirvin Resort in Oklahoma Metropolis. First opened in 1911, the resort has a popularity of being haunted, with many gamers refusing to remain on the resort due to it.
Grazer and Bobby Cohen will produce the movie for Think about alongside The Gamers Tribune and Irving will govt produce the venture alongside Sanjay Sharma.
“Having had my very own attention-grabbing experiences on the Skirvin Resort, I related with this concept instantly,” stated Irving. “To work with Brian Grazer is a dream come true, and I’m excited to deliver this venture to life with the Think about Leisure crew.”
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The movie is reportedly being developed as a genre-blending mixture of satire, scares, comedy and social commentary. The resort itself allegedly started experiencing hauntings within the 1930s when the proprietor had an affair with a chambermaid that led to her demise.
“I’d heard rumors in regards to the Skirvin earlier than, however as soon as we realized that by coupling the deliciously eerie with the fascinatingly related, we had been on to one thing huge with this one,” Cohen stated. “Kyrie is a perfect collaborator and this can be a nice film to make with Think about.”
Irving made his performing debut in 2012 when he starred in a collection of Pepsi Max commercials as a legendary older avenue basketball participant named Uncle Drew, additionally having written and directed a number of of the commercials and reprising the position for a characteristic movie that hit theaters final June and was a modest hit, receiving typically constructive critiques from critics and grossing almost $45 million on the field workplace on an $18 million price range.
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