Companion: Megan Suri, Harvey Guillén, Lukas Gage join sci-fi thriller from the Barbarian team

Megan Suri, Harvey Guillen, and Lukas Gage have joined Jack Quaid in the sci-fi thriller Companion, coming from the Barbarian team

Megan Suri, who will soon be seen in both the final season of the Netflix series Never Have I Ever and the horror film It Lives Inside, has signed on to join Jack Quaid (Scream 2022) in the cast of the sci-fi thriller Companion, which is coming our way from writer/director Drew Hancock and the team that was behind the horror hit Barbarian. Deadline reports that Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) and Lukas Gage (You) have also been cast in Companion.

New Line Cinema went all-in on a partnership with Barbarian (watch it HERE) writer/director Zach Cregger and the film’s producers at BoulderLight Pictures. New Line came out the winner in a bidding war over Cregger’s next film, a mysterious horror project called Weapons. They signed a first look deal with BoulderLight Pictures, tasking the company with developing high concept genre projects for them. And they gave the greenlight to Companion, which is being produced by BoulderLight and Cregger.

Hancock wrote the screenplay for Companion, and Cregger was so impressed by it that he considered making the film his directorial follow-up to Barbarian. Instead, Hancock will be making his feature directorial debut with Companion while Cregger focuses on Weapons.

Details on the plot are being kept completely under wraps. Hancock’s previous writing credits include episodes of Supah Ninjas, Blue Mountain State, Fred: The Show, Suburgatory, Faking It, Mr. Pickles, and My Dead Ex (which he co-created), as well as the movie Fred 3: Camp Fred. While he has never directed a movie before, he has directed episodes of Acceptable TV and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as a Tenacious D music video.

Cregger is producing Companion with Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz of BoulderLight Pictures, as well as Roy Lee of Vertigo. BoulderLight’s Tracy Rosenblum and Vertigo’s Andrew Childs serve as executive producers.

Companion is off to a good start with the casting of Jack Quaid, Megan Suri, Harvey Guillén, and Lukas Gage, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it’s going to turn out.

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Lukas Gage

Source: Deadline

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