Octavia Spencer Will Reunite With The Director of THE HELP For a Horror Film Called MA
The director of The Help Tate Taylor has a new horror film project he's developing called Ma, and he's bringing Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) along for the ride. The movie is described as "a combination of a horror pic and a psychological thriller," and Spencer will star alongside Juliette Lewis (From Dusk Till Dawn) and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast).
There aren't a lot of plot details on the story, but Taylor says that it is "dark material" and Deadline reveals that Spencer "will play a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids."
The movie will start shooting at the home of the director this month in Mississippi. He explains:
“It’s going to be a blast. We’ll be living in my house in Mississippi and shooting on my land during the day, and then making dinner and telling stories and breaking bread later that night.”
When talking about Spencer's involvement with the film, he said:
“Octavia is so damn likable that we usually see her in certain roles. But she’s such a good actress and this is such a complex character that if I do my job right, people in the audience are going to want to push pause and say, ‘Can we please take you out for coffee so you don’t do what you’re about to do.'
“She’s an extraordinary actress at the top of her talents right now. To have her in one of our movies is just a real confirmation of the value that we’ve built with our little system.
“I wouldn’t call her a villain. It’s definitely the most complex character she’s ever played, if I may be so bold as to say that.”
Sounds like this is going to be a great role for Spencer to take on and I can't wait to see what comes of the film. Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, The Purge) is behind the production of the film and the cast also includes Diana Silvers (Glass), Corey Fogelmanis (Girl Meets World), McKaley Miller (Hart Of Dixie), Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon) and Gianni Paolo (The Mick).
I know we don't know much about this movie at the moment, from what has been revealed, what do you think?