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Bella Thorne to direct, co-star in new thriller

Raven-haired thesp Bella Thorne (“Scream : The Series”, “The Babysitter”)  has signed to direct her first film.

The horror staple has committed to shooting a Zander Cote-directed film, which Deadline says is an ‘elevated thriller’. Plot details, however, are being kept under wraps.

Thorne, whose other credits include “Stuck on You” and “The Duff”, will take a supporting role in the film.

Eric B. Fleischman’s Defiant Studios, David Bernon of Burn Later Productions, and Maurice Fadida of Kodiak Pictures will produce collectively.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bella on her feature directing debut,” says Bernon, “She’s about to leave an indelible mark on the genre, and we can’t wait for audiences to discover her bold vision.”

The untitled pic will shoot next summer.

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