Straight from Deadline, the first installment to the 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books series is set to begin production this month and has added Benjamin Flores, Jr. to the cast.
Fear Street is being planned as trilogy of films, the first of which is to be directed by Leigh Janiak who will also helm the third film in the series, while Alex Ross Perry will take on the second entry.
Flores, Jr. joins Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch, both of whom were previously announced as the leads. He is said to play the character Josh, described as a bit of a loner, smart, kind and resourceful, who prefers internet chat rooms to high school and is obsessed with conspiracy theories.
With production slated to begin in Atlanta, Jason Young will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
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