DEADLINE – Lily Collins has been been set to star in Inheritance, a thriller starring Simon Pegg that is being directed by Pegg’s Terminal director Vaughn Stein. Kate Mara was originally in place as the female lead in the pic, but scheduling changes prompted the switch.
UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping U.S. rights to the film this week at the European Film Market in Berlin; Highland Film Group is handling foreign sales.
From a script by Matthew Kennedy, Inheritance explores what happens when the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
Richard B. Lewis is producing via his Southpaw Entertainment with David Wulf.
Collins, up next in the BBC’s Les Misérables which airs in the U.S. in April and the Ted Bundy thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingl Evil, and Vile which just bowed at Sundance, is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Definition Entertainment.
DEADLINE – After staying quiet for the most part during Sundance, Netflix has emerged, taking U.S. rights and some foreign for Voltage Pictures’ Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile for a reported $9M. Pic, directed by Joe Berlinger, tells the story of mass-murderer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) but seen through a viewpoint of his imagined innocence. Lily Collins plays his devoted partner, with Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Angela Sarafyan and Jim Parsons also starring. An awards season theatrical run is planned.
1969. Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.
This is the story of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. Collins shines as Liz, while Zac Efron gives a performance that could redefine his career. Renowned filmmaker Joe Berlinger, best known for his true-crime documentaries, proves to be the perfect match to bring this Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile true story to the screen.
Lily attended the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (May 7). Lily wore a Givenchy gown with Cartier jewelry.