Late Night With the Devil: David Dastmalchian to star in 1977-set horror film

Back in February, we heard that Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Spooky Pictures are teaming up to produce the horror film Late Night With the Devil, headed up by the Australian writing and directing duo of Colin and Cameron Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres). Now Variety is reporting some very cool follow-up news: Late Night With the Devil is going to star one of my favorite actors, David Dastmalchian! Dastmalchian may be best known these days for playing Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad.

Late Night With the Devil is a “supernatural chiller” that will tell the story of

the live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 that goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.

Colin and Cameron Cairnes provided the following statement:

In the ’70s and ’80s there was something slightly dangerous about late-night TV. Talk shows in particular were a window into some strange adult world. We thought combining that charged, live-to-air atmosphere with the supernatural could make for a uniquely frightening film experience.”

Spooky Pictures was founded by It producer Roy Lee and the Paranormal Activity franchise’s Steven Schneider. They are producing Late Night With the Devil alongside John Molloy, Derek Dauchy, and Future Pictures’ Mat Govoni and Adam White. Dastmalchian will serve as an executive producer with Rami Yasin and Lake Mungo director Joel Anderson.

In addition to Suicide Squad, Dastmalchian’s credits include The Dark Knight, Prisoners, Ant-Man, The Belko Experiment, Gotham, Twin Peaks, Blade Runner 2049, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Birdbox, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, MacGyver, The Flash, Batman: The Long Halloween, All Creatures Here Below, What If…?, and Dune. He is also the creator of the Count Crowley comic book series and plays a horror host character called Dr. Fearless.

Are you a fan of Dastmalchian? How does Late Night With the Devil sound to you? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

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Source: Variety

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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.