Adam Driver Cast In Upcoming Horror-Thriller Movie ’65’

One of the hardest-working actors in show business will star in the supernatural film 65 that boasts filmmakers with terrific genre pedigrees–just as soon as he gets a break in his schedule.

Adam Driver–fresh off his villainous turn as Kylo Ren in the last of the Star Wars installments–this week was cast in the Sam Raimi-produced 65 from Sony Pictures, as reported by Deadline.

The film is written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the same team that wrote the screenplay for the highly regarded A Quiet Place. The duo also has a history with Raimi, as reported here in Horror News Network, having penned and helmed an episode of his Quibi series 50 States of Fright.

Driver, according to reports, will play an opioid addict in the new film, which is described as having a supernatural twist. Driver’s character, who has devolved to a shell of his former self, is involved in a horrific accident, and the only other person to escape the crash is a nine-year-old girl who speaks a different language. For both to survive, they somehow must learn to work together.

It’s unclear at this time when Driver will be able to start filming 65, as he is currently starring in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, which just recently restarted production. In addition, the busy actor is signed to co-star in Scott’s Gucci film. Oh, and then there’s his starring role in Jeff Nichols’ Yankee Comandante. He’ll need to tap into The Force to get through the rest of this year.

Raimi and Zaina Azizi from Raimi Productions will produce the movie, along with Debbie Liebling, Beck and Woods. Besides producing the web series 50 States of Fright, Raimi is set to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, due out in 2022.

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on 65 as the shooting schedule approaches.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

Similar Articles


Latest News

‘The Legend of Halloween’: The Horror News Network Review

The Halloween season has come and gone and, due to matters out of anyone's control, we did not get the newest addition to the...

Are You In The Market For A Haunted ‘Halloween’ House?

Lately it seems like most everyone wants a piece of Michael Myers. Halloween Kills is due to hit theaters Oct. 15, 2021 and the (reportedly) final act...

Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Passes Away At 85

May the Force be with him--always. David Prowse--the 6'6" English bodybuilder and weightlifter who filled the iconic helmet and costume of Darth Vader in the...

Courteney Cox: Craven Would Be Proud Of New ‘Scream’

Let the screaming begin! And not just from the horror fans in the theaters--but apparently also from the cast and crew of the next Scream movie. Both...

Daria Nicolodi–‘Suspiria’ Co-Writer, Actress–Passes Away

Daria Nicolodi--who wrote the classic 1977 horror film Suspiria with her offscreen partner Dario Argento and also starred in several of his genre films--has passed away...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.

Site Sponsors