WISH UPON, the upcoming horror flick from ANNABELLE director John R. Leonetti, has just kicked off principal photography! We already knew the film would be starring Joey King (THE CONJURING), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things' Barb), Ryan Phillippe (Secrets and Lies), and Elisabeth Röhm (The Last Ship), but the film has also nabbed a few more actors to round out the cast.
In addition to newcomers Mitchell Slaggert and Josephine Langford, the ensemble will be joined by Ki Hong Lee (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, THE MAZE RUNNER - pictured above), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks - pictured below), and Alice Lee (Son of Zorn). There is currently no official release date scheduled.
In WISH UPON, from the Black List script by Barbara Marshall:
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life - leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
WISH UPON is produced by Sherryl Clark.