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.