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BREED: Karyn Kusama To Direct

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Karyn Kusama Set To Direct Breed

20th Century Fox selects The Invitation director Karyn Kusama to helm its adaptation of the Chase Novak horror novel Breed.

Also boarding the project is fellow filmmaker Scott Frank, known for his work on such movies as The Lookout and A Walk Among the Tombstones. After reaching a deal with Fox to cooperate on making Breed, Frank will serve as a producer on the horror film. The veteran screenwriter appeared eager to work with Fox on the production, adding that he was delighted to work with the “talented likes” of Kusama on it.

Kusama and Frank will be joined by some of the former’s past collaborators:

Kusama is set to direct the film with Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi writing the screenplay and serving as producers alongside Frank. The project reunites the core creative team of one of 2016’s biggest independent successes, the award-winning atmospheric thriller The Invitation, in the same roles.

An adaptation of Chase Novak’s (penname Scott Spencer) acclaimed novel of the same name, Breed signals a continued commitment to sophisticated, adult horror for the team. The story follows a wealthy New York couple who turn to a controversial Eastern European fertility clinic to conceive when all conventional methods fail. Ten years later, the nightmarish side effects of the procedure begin to manifest for—and in—the couple and their twin children.

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