Mena Suvari’s new psychological thriller “Paradise Cove” started production this week. Directed by Martin Guigui, the film stars Suvari (American Beauty), Todd Grinnell (One Day at a Time) and Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood). In the film, a contractor and his wife (Grinnell, Suvari) head to Malibu to flip the husband’s late mother’s beach house. Things go astray when the couple is terrorized by the deranged homeless woman (Bauer van Straten) living underneath the house.
A Grammy-nominated producer, Guigui directed several horror-thrillers over the years, including 2011’s “Beneath the Darkness” with Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, and Aimee Teegarden. Executive producer Sherry Klein wrote the script, her first thriller project after starting her career on TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager.” Klein recently worked on the animated fantasy film franchise “Ever After High.”
The studio confirmed the cast and story details on Saturday afternoon, but we don’t have a premiere date at this time. Suvari recently starred in “American Horror Story,” and has several projects in the works outside of “Paradise Cove.” She is playing the role of Nicole Brown Simpson in the “The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson” project and will star alongside Trey Tucker and Ema Horvath in the film “Viscous” from writer and director Braden R. Duemmler.
This weekend “The Intruder” thriller released nationwide, taking on “Avengers: Endgame” in roughly 2,200 locations. That movie stars Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good, and Michael EalyDeon, and was directed by Deon Taylor. Horror-thriller fans also have “Brightburn” to look forward to this month. The superhero-thriller mix comes from producer James Gunn and stars Elizabeth Banks. After that, the genre is taking a break. In July, fans of the genre can see the “Child’s Play” reboot, as well as “Them That Follow,” and “Annabelle Comes Home.”
Mena Suvari is repped by APA and MPE. Todd Grinnell is repped by The Gersh Agency and Gartner/Green Entertainment. Kristin Bauer van Straten is repped by Buchwald and LINK Entertainment.
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