Deadline is exclusively reporting that Casey Likes and E’myri Crutchfield have signed up to star in horror film Dark Harvest at MGM.
In the film, every fall in a small Midwestern town, a supernatural specter rises from the cornfields and makes its way toward the town’s Church, where violent gangs of teenage boys hungrily await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare in an annual harvest rite of life and death. Richie Shepard lives in the shadow of his big brother who won last year’s Run and earned his ticket out of town. To prove himself and join his brother, Richie pairs up with Kelly Haines, a restless dreamer who will do whatever it takes to escape this dead-end town. Against the rules and the odds, Richie and Kelly decide to hunt down the legendary nightmare to win the Run and their freedom, together.
The film is based on Norman Partridge’s 2007 novel of the same name, which is adapted by Michael Gilio, and David Slade is attached to direct. Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl will serve as producers under the Matt Tolmach Productions banner.
Production on Dark Harvest is scheduled to commence this coming August, with the film currently scheduled for cinematic release on the 9th September 2022.