Amanda Seyfried and Theo James get Black Lung

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Amanda Seyfried and Theo James are set to star in the supernatural thriller BLACK LUNG, it was announced today by 2929 Productions and Emily Ziff and Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town Productions.

Cary Fukunaga (HBO’s “True Detective”) is executive producing the project through his Parliament of Owls production company, set to start principal photography in summer 2015.

Seyfried plays Del, wife of a Utah coal miner (James) whose premonition moves her to save her husband just before an explosion in the mine traps all the other miners, an act that tests her marriage, puts her under suspicion of state officials tasked with the rescue, and stokes the resentment of all the other women in town. With time running out to save the entombed men, Del’s increasingly horrifying visions hint to something darker at play within the iconic mountain that looms over the plateau like an anvil, a darkness she comes to believe will consume them all.

Chase Palmer, whose scripts have appeared on the Black List (and who wrote the script for Pierre Morel’s still-unmade DUNE), will make his feature film debut, directing from his own screenplay.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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