Charli XCX to Make Feature Film Debut in Legendary’s ‘Faces of Death’ (Exclusive)

She joins “Euphoria” and “Stranger Things” stars Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery on the project

Charli XCX
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Singer-songwriter Charli XCX, who recently took the Coachella stage by storm, has joined the cast of Legendary’s “Faces of Death,” a reimagining of the 1978 horror film from John Alan Schwartz, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

She joins a cast that includes “Euphoria” and “Stranger Things” stars Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery. The film is currently in production in New Orleans.

Legendary’s version will be co-written by Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber, who will also direct.

Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford will produce with Divide/Conquer’s Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath. Mazzei and Rick Benattar will executive produce and Cory Kaplan and Derek Bishé will co-produce.

“’Faces of Death’ was one of the first viral video tapes, and we are so lucky to be able to use it as a jumping off point for this exploration of cycles of violence and the way they perpetuate themselves online,” Mazzei and Goldhaber said in a statement.

Although it was staged and fictional, people thought it was real and it was often rented under the counter by older brothers at video shops. The film advertised itself as “Banned in 52 Countries,” although this was simply hype.

Charli XCX is a singer-songwriter, whose work has expanded the landscape of popular music over the last decade by traversing the underground and the mainstream.

Charli released her fifth studio album CRASH in 2022, which hit UK #1 and US #6. She performed at festivals including Glastonbury and toured CRASH throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia.

Charli XCX is represented by CAA and Full Stop Management.