Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has pre-bought all worldwide rights to Groundswell Productions’ comedy The Final Girls.

Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga will star in the tale of the grieving daughter of a 1980s scream queen who finds herself trapped in her mother’s most famous film.

The women are reunited and must fight off the film’s maniacal killer before the daughter can return to her life. Production is scheduled to commence in Louisiana in April.

Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct The Final Girls and created the viral short All’s Fair. M A Fortin and Joshua John Miller co-wrote the screenplay and Michael London and Janice Williams are producing. Joe Matukewicz and Chan Phung will oversee the project for SPWA.

Michael Helfand negotiated the deal for SPWA with David Boyle for the producers.