Back in May we shared the news that Nicolas Cage was in talks to star in the horror/mystery HOTEL 33, but now Variety is reporting that the manic actor has checked out of the project with THE LOST BOYS star Jason Patric now making reservations to topline.
Emmett / Furla / Oasis Films will be financing and producing the film with Open Road Films distributing the horror thriller. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival by Randall Emmett and George Furla and Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.
“Hotel 33″ centers around a small town Pennsylvania detective interrogating a college student regarding the disappearance of his friend at a haunted hotel where dozens of people went missing in 1953.
Kellie Madison wrote the screenplay and will also direct, marking her directorial debut. The film is expected to begin filming in January.