Lucy Hale is in talks for the role of Melanie in “Fantasy Island,” a movie from Blumhouse and Sony, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap. Hale previously toplined “Truth or Dare” for Blumhouse.
Hale would join Michael Peña, who will follow in the steps of Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, the proprietor of “Fantasy Island.” “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista is also in talks to join the film.
Produced by Blumhouse and directed by Jeff Wadlow, who helmed “Truth or Dare” for the studio, “Fantasy Island” followed Roarke as he was visited by travelers to the island who pay a hefty sum to see their wildest fantasy become reality, only for such a fantasy to become a serious case of “be careful what you wish for.”
Wadlow is reuniting with “Truth or Dare” writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs to pen the script. Jason Blum is producing with Ryan Turek overseeing for Blumhouse, which is also co-financing the project. Wadlow and Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson are executive producers.
Hale is best known for roles in TV shows “Privileged” and “Pretty Little Liars” most recently starred in “Life Sentence” for The CW.
Hale is repped by ICM Partners and Reel Talent Management.