Jamie Blackley and Toby Regbo now lead the cast of the UK thriller, based on a real-life story.
Shooting started last week in the UK for new thriller uwantme2killhim?, which is being sold by Independent.
Andrew Douglas directs from Mike Walden’s script, based on a Vanity Fair article about the true story of teenagers who met online with violent results.
Because there was a delay in production, the film has now been recast, with Jamie Blackley (Snow White & The Huntsman), Toby Regbo (One Day) and Joanne Froggatt (TV’s Downton Abbey). The cast also features Liz White, Jaime Winstone and Mark Womack. [When a July shoot was announced in Cannes, the cast had included Jack O’Connell and Olly Alexander.]
Shooting will take place mostly on location in Harlow, Essex and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, also with a week of shooting at Elstree Studios.
Prescience’s Aegis Film Fund is financing.
Bryan Singer had optioned the article in 2005 to direct himself, but he will now serve as a producer.
Douglas previously directed Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus and The Amityville Horror.
Independent’s slate includes Tilda Swinton-starring We Need To Talk About Kevin, Joanna Hogg’s Archipelago, Marc Evans’ Hunky Dory, and Noel Clarke-starring Storage 24.