The Maze Runner and Teen Wolf lead Dylan O’Brien will star alongside It Follows actress Maika Monroe in Christopher MacBride’s (The Conspiracy) mystery thriller The Education Of Fredrick Fitzell, I have learned.
Due to shoot later this summer, O’Brien will play a man who begins to unravel a long hidden mystery about a missing girl, a drug called Mercury, and a terrifying creature that has followed him into adulthood.
Protagonist will handle international sales and launch the film to buyers in Cannes, with ICM Partners and Endeavor Content handling North America. The film is written by and will be directed by rising filmmaker MacBride. Lee Kim (Operation Avalanche) will produce for Resolute Films. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures are executive producing.
“The script is unlike anything I’ve read,” says Kim, who re-unites with MacBride, having worked together on The Conspiracy. “Chris has crafted a unique, brilliant story – one that transcends genre and provides a surreal snapshot of a man on the brink of collapse. It’s a testament to his writing, vision and characters that we have such an amazing cast lined up. I’m excited to help bring this to life.” [Source]