The upcoming Iain Softley-directed thriller CURVE has revealed its hitchhiker as The Wrap reports that Teddy Sears (above) has landed the lead role opposite Julianne Hough (below) in Blumhouse’s micro-budget horror-thriller. I thought Sears was pretty damn good in the few episodes he showed up in during the first season of "American Horror Story", so I'm interested to see how he tackles the role of a murderous hitchhiker!
Universal Pictures will distribute the genre movie as part of its first-look deal with Blumhouse, which is coming off the micro-budget hits THE PURGE and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2. Both films opened to more than $34 million at the domestic box office.
CURVE follows a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after deliberately crashing it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker.
Universal is distributing with Jason Blum producing through his Blumhouse Productions along with Jaume Collet-Serra, Julie Yorn and Juan Sola. Erik Olsen is executive producing. Lee Patterson will rewrite the script from Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson's original draft.