Sep 20, 2018 02:14 PM EST

MGM and Orion Begin Production on Child's Play

MGM and Orion Begin Production on Child's Play
It was announced today by Jonathan Glickman, MGM's President, Motion Picture Group and John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures that MGM and Orion Pictures have begun production on a Child's Play reboot. 

The film will star Starring Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks and Recreation) as Karen, Emmy and Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk) as Mike and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, American Gothic) as Andy, principal photography commenced in Vancouver. Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) will direct from Tyler Burton Smith's (Kung Fury, Quantum Break video game) screenplay based on the original motion picture.  

Child's Play follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The original 1988 film grossed $44 million worldwide and became a highly recognizable cult classic franchise.

Collaborating with Klevberg is a creative team led by Director of Photography Brendan Uegama (CW's Riverdale, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), production designer Dan Hermansen (Star Trek: Beyond, Godzilla), editor Tom Elkins (Annabelle, Inferno), costume designer Jori Woodman (The Boy, Final Destination 5), and special effects supervisor Dan Keeler (Fox's The X Files, Amazon's The Man in the High Castle).

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