Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton to Star in Body Swap Thriller From ‘Happy Death Day’ Director

Christopher Landon will direct Blumhouse film about a high school who switches bodies with a serial killer

Last Updated: August 29, 2019 @ 12:31 PM

Vince Vaughn and Kathyrn Newton will start in a currently untitled body-swap thriller from Christopher Landon, director of the “Happy Death Day” films, Blumhouse announced on Thursday. Landon will write and direct the film.

Newton will star as a high school student who suddenly switches bodies with a deranged serial killer, played by Vaughn. She will have less than 24 hours to find a way to reverse the switch before it becomes permanent.

The project continues a longtime relationship between Landon and Blumhouse going back to “Paranormal Activity 2” in 2010, which Landon co-wrote. Lando wrote three more films in the “Paranormal Activity” series before going on to direct “Happy Death Day” in 2017 and its 2019 sequel, “Happy Death Day 2U.”

Michael Kennedy is co-writing the upcoming film with Landon, with Jason Blum producing.

Landon, Vaughn and Newton are all represented by WME.