EXCLUSIVE: Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) will produce and topline The Mill — a majority solo efficiency sci-fi-thriller from 20th Digital Studio, Hulu Originals and Altar Rock Footage, which is able to debut solely on Hulu within the U.S. and Disney+ internationally later this yr.
The recently-wrapped, New Jersey-shot characteristic brings the in-demand actor again to Hulu following his profitable collaboration with its Originals division and twentieth Century Studios on the hit comedy Trip Pals — additionally starring John Cena, Yvonne Orji and Meredith Hagner — which is quickly to be adopted up by the anticipated sequel, Honeymoon Pals.
Written by Jeffrey David Thomas (All American: Homecoming, Titans) and directed by Sean King O’Grady (We Have to Do One thing), The Mill has Howery taking part in a white-collar businessman who mysteriously wakes up in an open-air jail cell containing solely an previous grist mill. Compelled to work as a beast of burden to remain alive, he should discover a option to escape earlier than the start of his baby.
Pic is one among numerous horrors produced for Hulu by the genre-focused twentieth Digital, becoming a member of a slate that features Grimcutty, Matriarch, and the upcoming Clock and Appendage. Further solid consists of Scoot McNairy, of the Sundance 2023 father-daughter drama Fairyland, in addition to Pat Healy (Station 19) and Karen Obilom (Home Get together).
Producers on the movie are Josh Feldman, Howery, O’Grady and Jesse Ford. Barbara and Brooke Goldner are exec producing for Altar Rock Footage, with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle of twentieth Digital Studio. Pic’s deal was brokered by Feldman on behalf of Altar Rock and Cavelle from twentieth Digital.
Howery is an actor and comic who’s been on a tear ever since Jordan Peele’s horror Get Out, through which he co-starred reverse Daniel Kaluuya, emerged as a bona fide popular culture phenomenon. He’s at the moment in manufacturing on Code 3, a buddy action-comedy set on the earth of paramedics, which has him starring alongside Rainn Wilson and Aimee Carrero. He might be seen at current in Rian Johnson’s acclaimed case-of-the-week thriller collection Poker Face for Peacock and can subsequent be seen within the Tony Goldwyn-directed comedy Inappropriate Conduct, in addition to Honeymoon Pals and quite a few different tasks.
O’Grady’s debut characteristic, the horror We Have to Do One thing, was launched by IFC Midnight in 2021 after premiering at Tribeca. He’s in any other case finest identified for producing acclaimed indies like I Love My Dad, Dinner in America and In A World…, amongst different award-winning titles.
Altar Rock is repped by UTA and Weintraub Tobin; O’Grady by Lit Leisure Group and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Thomas by Verve, MetaMorphic Leisure and Del Shaw Moonves; Howery by UTA, Fourth Wall Administration and Cohen & Gardner; McNairy by UTA and The Group Administration; Healy by Gersh, Luber Roklin Leisure and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; and Obilom by A3 Artists Company, Leisure 360 and Del Shaw Moonves.
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