Jade Pettyjohn and JoJo Siwa bag leading roles in slasher film 'All My Friends Are Dead'
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Marcus Dunstan has brought in actress Jade Pettyjohn and Jojo Siwa for lead characters in the ‘All My Friends Are Dead’ flick. The team is shooting in Vancouver, Canada, which is a slasher picture genre project from Cinedigm, Roundtable Entertainment, and Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment. The complete cast includes Justin Derickson, Jennifer Ens, Ali Fumiko Whitney, Julian Haig, Cardi Wong, Jack Doupe-Smith, and Michaella Russell.
The story is about college friends at a big music festival followed by a weekend of partying. However, it all turns into a horrific experience as the group is murdered one by one. The friends soon realize that the deaths are a consequence of the seven deadly sins and they are all going to end up the same way. Experienced Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum have co-written the screenplay for the film.
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'Delivers all the gory fun of those classic films'
Dustan’s upcoming movie who’s a veteran of this genre had garnered a lot of interest as Cinedigm is on board by bringing the North American rights to the film financed by Banc of California, Budding Equity, and others. Film Mode Entertainment is selling the film to international buyers in Cannes and has sealed deals in Germany, the Benelux, the UK, the Middle East, Poland, and Portugal already. “Scream has revitalized the ‘90s slasher and All My Friends Are Dead delivers all the gory fun of those classic films with modern flair. It’s going to deliver all of the gory goods that horror fans expect to see when Marcus Dunstan gets behind the camera,” said Miska, managing director of Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm, in a statement.
Who's representing whom?
‘All My Friends Are Dead’ flick is being produced by Baldecchi, Kirk Shaw, and Stephanie Rennie, with Dominic Ianno, Sarah Donnelly, Jason Resnick, Suraj Gohill, Dan Rubin, Chris McGurk, Yolanda Macias and Brad Miska executive producing, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Siwa is represented by SIWA, Pettyjohn by Innovative Artists and Karen Renna & Associates, and Dunstan by Verve Talent and Literary Agency.