Zac Efron is in talks to join while Kate Hudson and comedy actor Craig Robinson are set to star in writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s third feature film “Blood Moon” at Le Grisbi.
Set in hedonistic streets of New Orleans, the fantasy film follows a girl with strange and dangerous abilities who escapes from a local mental asylum. The tone is said to be inspired by fantasy-adventure movies of the 1980s and 1990s.
Strange, violent, and humorous sequences will blend with various music stylings from heavy metal to Italian techno. Oscar-winning “Birdman” producer John Lesher is also working on the film which aims to begin shooting in the Spring.
Amirpour created the celebrated Iranian vampire film “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” in 2014 followed by the 2016 Jason Momoa-led post-apocalyptic “The Bad Batch”. More recently she’s helmed episodes of several series including “Legion,” “Castle Rock,” the upcoming “The Twilight Zone” reimagining and the pilot for “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail’s new series “Briarpatch”.