Duo take roles in scribe’s directorial debut.

Screenwriter turned director E.L. Katz has enlisted ‘The Innkeepers’ stars Pat Healy and Sara Paxton for his indie thriller ‘Cheap Thrills.’

Per Heat Vision, ‘Cheap Thrills’ tells the story of “a new father facing eviction who is reunited with a high school friend when a wealthy couple challenges them to the ultimate game of dare, testing the limits of physical pain and morality in exchange for cash.”

Healy and Paxton will be joined by David Koeachner, Ethan Embry and Amanda Fuller.

Production kicks off this week in Los Angeles with a screenplay by Trent Haaga (‘Deadgirl’) and David Chirchirillo.