Actress Olivia Cooke will headline the horror film Breeders, which will mark the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Kelsey Bollig. Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay will produce the project which has been acquired by Hollywood studio Lionsgate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Screenwriter Brian Steele wrote the script, which was based on his and McKay’s original idea. The logline is being kept under wraps, but a source told the outlet that the film is set as a “social horror thriller” that is tonally in the vein of Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan’s Fresh, a dating thriller gone wrong. which landed on Hulu in March.
McKay will produce the project through his Hyperobject Industries brand along with Todd Schulman.
Bollig previously directed critically acclaimed short films such as Asking for a Friend, The Fourth Wall, and Kickstart My Heart.
Cooke, the star of such films as Sound of Metal, Ready Player One, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Thoroughbreds, is currently appearing in the spy series Slow Horses with Gary Oldman on Apple TV+.
She will next be seen in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon.