News has come that Octavia Spencer, the brilliant actress who starred in the highly-acclaimed and highly-nominated film The Shape of Water and in Halloween II, has signed on to star Blumhouse’s “twisted thriller” Ma.
While we do not know a lot about the film at this time, we do know that Spencer will be playing the role of “a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids.” thanks to Deadline‘s report.
Spencer will reteam with Tate Taylor, who she worked with on The Help. The script was penned by Scotty Landes, which was developed with Ryan Turek, who will produce alongside Jason Blum and John Norris
Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Diana Silvers (Glass), Cory Fogelmanis (“Girl Meets World”), McKaley Miller (Hart of Dixie), Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon), and Gianni Paolo (The Mick) also star.
Production is set to begin on Ma this month.