Variety reports The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian has been cast in the upcoming horror Late Night With the Devil from directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres). Dastmalchian will play a talk-show host whose live broadcast takes a haunting turn.
Late Night With the Devil will follow “the live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 that goes awry, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.” It is being developed by Spooky Pictures, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Future Pictures.
“In the ’70s and ’80s there was something slightly dangerous about late-night TV,” said the Cairnes. “Talk shows in particular were a window into some strange adult world. We thought combining that charged, live-to-air atmosphere with the supernatural could make for a uniquely frightening film experience.”
Dastmalchian will be seen next in the Dracula-inspired The Last Voyage of the Demeter and recently re-teamed with his The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer.
Late Night With the Devil has begun production in Australia for a 2023 release.
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