Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine to Star in A24’s I Saw the TV Glow – The Hollywood Reporter

Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine are looking into the light.

The actors are starring in I Saw the TV Glow, a horror feature from A24 and Fruit Tree, the banner run by Emma Stone.

Jane Schoenbrun wrote the script and is directing the project that wrapped production a week ago and is now in post.

There is a strong musical contingent in the production with indie rock artist Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail), musician-director Fred Durst, Haley Dahl’s Sloppy Jane (featuring Phoebe Bridgers), and King Woman also on the roll call.

The logline sees two teenage outcasts, played by Smith and Lundy-Paine, who bond over their shared love of a scary television show. However, the boundary between TV and reality begins to blur after it is mysteriously canceled.

Helena Howard, who starred in The Wilds after breaking out in Madeline’s Madeline, and Danielle Deadwyler (The Harder They Fall) are also starring in the production, which has a cast that include Amber Benson, Ian Foreman, Michael Maronna, Conner O’Malley, Emma Portner, and Danny Tamberelli.

Stone and her Fruit Tree partners Dave McCary and Ali Herting are producing alongside Sarah Winshall with Smudge Films and Sam Intili. 

A24 is financing and handling worldwide releasing.

Smith was one of the stars of this summer’s Universal hit, Jurassic World Dominion, which has grossed over $984 million worldwide. His next big-screen outing will be opposite Chris Pine and Hugh Grant in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

Lundy-Paine was one of the stars of the well-regarded comedic drama, Atypical, which streamed for four seasons on Netflix. The actor also appeared opposite Margot Robbie in the Oscar-nominated 2019 drama, Bombshell.

Smith is repped by WME and the Kohl Group while Lundy-Paine is repped by Gersh.

Howard is repped by CAA and Brooksdie Artist Management and Deadwyler by Paradigm and Play Management.

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