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MA | May 31 2019 | Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis | Blumhouse & Universal | Tate Taylor directing

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Oscar-winner and current nominee Octavia Spencer is set to reteam with her The Help director Tate Taylor for Blumhouse Productions’ twisted thriller, Ma. Production starts this month on the film that will also star Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans. Jason Blum and John Norris are producing.


Plot details are sparse, but Deadline understands Spencer will play a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids. Also joining the cast are Diana Silvers (Glass), Cory Fogelmanis (Girl Meets World), McKaley Miller (Hart Of Dixie), Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon) and Gianni Paolo (The Mick).


The script is by Scotty Landes (Workaholics). It was brought into Blumhouse and developed by VP Ryan Turek, who will co-produce. Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal.



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Octavia Spencer is one of my personal favorite performers working in film right now, even if she has been falling a casting niche. Here's hoping this widens the spectrum of roles she will be able to take.


And I do like how she's working with the director of The Help again. I'm also glad that he's getting more work as well.

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6 hours ago, filmlover said:

The Internet, six years ago: "lol we will never hear about or see Octavia Spencer ever again after that Oscar win!"


Octavia, six years, two additional nominations, and a ton of other interesting projects later:


Image result for surprise bitch

Amazing how only ten years ago, her biggest claim to fame was a guest starring role as the villain on a Disney Channel show.


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36 minutes ago, DAJK said:

May has so many movies that Aladdin could feasibly move and it would still be a solid month (I'm counting Endgame as May just cause it's going to entirely dominate the first week). 

Aladdin should move or it’ll bomb at this point...

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