The Boy Next Door writer takes on dating app thriller Gasp

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Back in February, we heard that Paramount was developing a "dramatic investigative thriller" called GASP, a project in the vein of FATAL ATTRACTION and BASIC INSTINCT that was 

inspired by several true stories of women who are getting killed by men they are meeting on dating apps. A female detective has to go undercover online to catch a killer who is murdering women he meets on a specific popular app. She starts to fall for one of the suspects who has been cleared, only to discover he may in fact be the killer.

Mario Celaya brought the initial pitch to the studio, and at the time was writing the screenplay under the supervision of American Horror Story writer/producer Jessica Sharzer.

Nine months later, Paramount has brought another writer on board to work on the script. That writer is Barbara Curry, who worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office for a decade before making her screenwriting debut with the amusing FATAL ATTRACTION-esque thriller THE BOY NEXT DOOR, which starred Jennifer Lopez and was released in 2015.

Offspring Entertainment's Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman are producing GASP, with Sharzer co-producing and Vanessa Joyce overseeing the project for the studio.

I don't expect GASP to be on the level of FATAL ATTRACTION or BASIC INSTINCT, but maybe it could be THE BOY NEXT DOOR level entertaining.

Extra Tidbit: How does GASP sound to you?
Source: Deadline



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