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Sarah Paulson to Star in Thriller ‘Run’ at Lionsgate

Production begins on Oct. 31 on film helmed by ”Searching“ director Aneesh Chaganty

Sarah Paulson is sprinting toward her next project, Lionsgate’s upcoming thriller “Run,” the studio announced on Thursday.

The “American Horror Story” actress will star in the film as a mother raising a teenage girl in total isolation. As the girl’s life begins to unravel, she discovers her mother’s sinister secret.

The film is the next project from the team behind John Cho’s mystery and thriller that premiered at Sundance, “Searching.” Aneesh Chaganty will direct “Run,” while Natalie Qasabian and Sev Ohanian are producing from a script by Chaganty and Ohanian.

Production is set to begin on “Run” on Oct. 31.

Paulson has been especially busy of late. She’ll next be seen in Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box,” which will be released on Dec. 21 by Netflix, as well as the sequel to M. Night Shymalan’s “Split” — “Glass” — which releases from Universal early in 2019. Earlier this year Paulson was among the star-studded cast in “Ocean’s 8,” and she’s currently in production on the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX drama “American Horror Story.”

Chaganty and Ohanian’s “Searching” won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film prize at this year’s Sundance along with the Audience Award in Sundance’s Best of Next! section.

Paulson, Chaganty and Ohanian are represented by CAA. Attorney Arine Harapeti also represents Chaganty and Ohanian along with Qasabian.