Oscar-winning short getting big screen adaptation.
Paul Wesley (‘The Baytown Outlaws,’ ‘The Vampire Dairies’), Emmy Rossum (‘Shameless,’ ‘Beautiful Creatures’) and Ron Perlman (‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Hellboy’) have signed on to star in a feature adaptation of musician-turned-filmmaker Shawn Christensen’s Oscar-winning live action short ‘Curfew,’ says Deadline.
Christensen is on board to direct the adaptation with the story following Richie, a depressed twenty-something who gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to look after his 11-year-old niece Sophia for the night.
Fatima Ptacek, who played the niece role in the original, will reprise the role again.
Damon Russell, Christensen, Wesley, and Terry Leonard will produce the film alongside Lucan Toh, Oliver Roskill, and Emily Leo of London-based banner Wigwam Films.
Principal photography is scheduled to kick off next month in New York City.