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Del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark begins shooting!

Director André Øvredal (THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE) and producer Guillermo del Toro's (THE SHAPE OF WATER) adaptation of author Alvin Schwartz's SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK book series began filming today in Toronto! And on top of that, the film has just announced it's full cast.

Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, and Natalie Ganzhorn will officially be joining the cast of the sure to be spooky-good kid horror times.

André Øvredal:

We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive.

Guillermo del Toro adds:

I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of SCARY STORIES to the screen.

For those who may have missed the news last week, this new bout of casting is in addition to teenage actress Zoe Colletti who is taking on the lead role in the film. Her character is said to be Stella Michaels, 

a young girl still haunted by her mother’s disappearance on Halloween night — an incident that she suspects her father knows more about than he lets on. Years later, Stella and her friends are involved in a Halloween prank gone wrong. But are they really at fault, or was it the work of a vengeful spirit — a female ghost who uses her scary stories to come after the teens when they begin to investigate the disappearance of several children? 

Del Toro wrote the screenplay with Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. Collider has been told that Harold the human scarecrow and the girl who has spiders crawl out of her face are among the elements from Schwartz's books that will be making it onto the screen in this film.

Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, and J. Miles Dale are also producing the film, which is being co-produced and co-financed by CBS Films and eOne. Lionsgate will be releasing SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK sometime in 2019.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of the SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books?
Source: THR

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