“You” star Elizabeth Lail has been cast to star in STXfilm’s upcoming horror film “Countdown.”
The film centers around a young nurse who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die — then it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
“Elizabeth Lail is an exciting young actress whose breakout performance in the wildly popular psychological thriller ‘You’ was a breath of fresh air,” STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement. “‘Countdown’ is a wholly original, scary and fun script and we’re thrilled to have found the perfect lead to bring this story to life for audiences around the world.”
The film was written, and will be directed by Justin Dec.
John Rickard (“Rampage” and “Final Destination 5”), Sean Anders, John Morris, (“Daddy’s Home” and “Instant Family”) and Zack Schiller (“Escape Plan” franchise) will produced “Countdown,” with STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Catherine Hagedorn overseeing the production on behalf of the studio.
STXinternational is handling international distribution and distributing directly in the U.K. and Ireland.
Coming off of the box office hit “The Upside,” starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, STXfilms will next release “Best of Enemies” starring Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell on April 5.
In addition to “You,” Lail guest-starred on “The Blacklist” and played Princess Anna from “Frozen” on “Once Upon a Time.” She is represented by ICM Partners and Authentic.