All My Friends Are Dead: JoJo Siwa joins deadly sins horror film

JoJo Siwa has joined Jade Pettyjohn in the cast of the slasher movie All My Friends Are Dead, directed by Marcus Dunstan

Eleven months ago, it was announced that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert would be directing a slasher movie called All My Friends Are Dead… but then Greutert got busy working on the upcoming sequel Saw X and ended up handing the helm over to Marcus Dunstan – the director of The Collector and co-writer of Saw VI. Jade Pettyjohn of the School of Rock TV series signed on to star in the film five months ago, and now it has been revealed that Pettyjohn is being joined in the cast by global superstar, entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, JoJo Siwa, whose credits include The J Team, Dance Moms, and Angry Birds 2. A press release notes that Siwa has over 71 million followers and counting across social media platforms

John Baldecchi is producing All My Friends Are Dead, while Dominic Ianno, Jason Resnick, and Kevin Greutert serve as executive producers alongside Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein and Budding Equity Inc’s Dan Rubin. Scripted by Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum, the film will tell the following story: A group of close college friends get a steal on a killer Airbnb for the biggest music festival of the year. A weekend of partying quickly takes a turn for the worse, as the group is murdered one by one. They soon discover that each one of their deaths directly corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins.

Baldecchi provided the following statement: “We are thrilled JoJo is joining the All My Friends cast along with the incredible Jade Pettyjohn. We’re looking forward to JoJo giving us a compelling and dynamic performance that will be surprising for her audience, and everyone involved.

Epstein added: “All My Friends Are Dead is shaping up to be a massive treat for audiences worldwide with such an amazingly talented group in front of and behind the camera. The film is commercially viable and raises the genre bar to new heights, which makes it extra special.

And Siwa had this to say: “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the upcoming movie All My Friends Are Dead! This is a project that is so different from anything I’ve done previously; however, I absolutely love horror movies and I can’t wait to start production! I’m also excited to work with Jade again. We worked together when we were younger and can’t wait to create this movie together!

The press release promises that All My Friends Are Dead will offer an authentic, amusing, and intriguing look into the drama and complexity of long-time friendships and youth culture. The dialogue is realistic, humorous, and genuine, as if it was taken directly from the mouths of its target demographic. These characters, both their strengths and flaws, are familiar to any college student and can be found in every friend group. Their personalities are diverse and specific, their voices individualized and honest. The backdrop of the music festival is relatable for an older audience and aspirational for a younger audience. Festivals like Coachella, Outside Lands, SXSW, etc. are hubs for college students and a staple of the millennial lifestyle. It is a testimonial of Gen Z culture without the constant bombardment of “youth” language that many scripts written by older individuals fall into. Sarah, the protagonist, serves as a conflicted anti-hero who reveals the everlasting consequences of cyberbullying and how past youth mistakes follow millennials into the future like never before.

Film Mode Entertainment is presenting All My Friends Are Dead to potential distributors at the European Film Market and has already secured multiple distribution deals. Filming is scheduled to take place in Canada this spring.

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.