Voltage to Finance Joe Dante's ‘Burying the Ex’ Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene (Exclusive)

Voltage to Finance Joe Dante's 'Burying the Ex' Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene (Exclusive)

Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson”) and Oliver Cooper (“Project X”) have also joined the cast of the horror comedy

187317387Nicolas Chartier's Voltage Pictures has come aboard to finance and produce Joe Dante's horror comedy “Burying the Ex,” which will star Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson”) and Oliver Cooper (“Project X”).

Alan Trezza wrote the script, which follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he's too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead.

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ArtImage Entertainment, Scooty Woop Entertainment and Act 4 Entertainment are producing the movie, which Cassian Elwes is executive producing along with Voltage's Zev Foreman and Dominic Rustam.

Production is scheduled to start on Monday in Los Angeles, and domestic rights are being handled by Voltage, Elwes and CAA.

“Burying the Ex” is based on Trezza's short film of the same name. Dante is well-suited to direct the feature adaptation, with genre-bending credits such as “Gremlins” and “The ‘Burbs.”

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Voltage is preparing to start production on Tom McCarthy's Adam Sandler movie “The Cobbler” and the low-budget thriller “Home Invasion,” which Voltage is financing and producing with Joel Silver's company. Voltage is also planning to shoot the Russell Crowe-Amanda Seyfried movie “Fathers and Daughters” early next year.

Scooty Woop Entertainment is a production company that has been making strides in the independent space under the direction of principals Frankie Lindquist and Mary Cybriwsky.

Yelchin recently wrapped Michael Almereyda's “Cymbeline” and will soon be seen in Jim Jarmusch's “Only Lovers Left Alive.” He's repped by CAA and attorney David Weber.

Greene recently starred in “CBGB” and will soon be seen in Dimension's horror movie “Random” and Zach Braff's “Wish I Was Here.” She's repped by CAA, McKeon-Myones Management and attorney Bianca Levin.

Daddario plays Annabeth in the “Percy Jackson” series and recently starred in “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” She's repped by UTA, McKeon-Myones Management and Jackoway Tyerman.

Cooper, who is best known for playing scene-stealer Costa in WB's hit comedy “Project X,” was last seen alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in “Runner Runner.” He's repped by CAA.

  • Paul

    OMG this girl Ashley Greene is a lousy actress. I saw her at CBGB very overreacted, shrill and Pessinus accent.

    • https://twitter.com/TaBurchett Tim Burchett

      To be fair, everyone in CBGB was overacting.

  • telast

    Another zombie movie? Come on, Dante, you had promise once.

  • https://twitter.com/TaBurchett Tim Burchett

    Anything Joe Dante does, I am there for. This one sounds great!

  • really?

    Noel Coward rolling in his grave… and his lawyers prepping their suit.

  • Jeff Thurman

    Too bad Mr. Dante won't have the great Jerry Goldsmith to score his film, like their great collaborations on “Innerspace” “Gremlins 1 & 2” “Explorers”. They made cinema magic together.