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It’s “ALL FUN AND GAMES” for “STRANGER THINGS’” Natalia Dyer in new horror film

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The movie rolls at the end of March for Anton, the company behind THE NIGHT HOUSE.

Variety reports that Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler on the Netflix genre hit STRANGER THINGS, and Asa Butterfield (HUGO) will star in ALL FUN AND GAMES, about a group of siblings who become caught up in a demonic game. Ari Costa, who has made a number of short films and served as associate producer on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and the last two AVENGERS epics, and Eren Celeboglu, his collaborator on a couple of those shorts, make their feature directorial debuts. They also co-wrote the script, based on an original screenplay by J.J. Braider. AGBO, headed by AVENGERS directors Anthony and Joe Russo, will produce along with Anton, under their Gozie Agbo banner, which was behind Natalie Erika James’ critically acclaimed RELIC.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Sebastian [Raybaud], John [Zois], and the entire Anton team on this visionary horror-thriller,” say the Russos. “Through Gozie Agbo, we strive to mentor and cultivate daring new voices; Ari and Eren are the epitome of next-generation filmmakers. We’ve had the privilege of watching Ari grow in all facets of filmmaking through our work together over the years and, most recently, at AGBO. We are so proud to support him and Eren in their feature directorial debuts.”

“It has been a great experience developing this project with Eren and Ari and we could not be more excited to continue the journey with them on their first feature,” says Zois. “Asa and Natalia are perfect for the film and with the guidance of Joe, Anthony, and AGBO, there is no question this is going to be a fan favorite.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.