Recognize this young face? You should, he’s one of the youngest rising horror stars today. Most will recognize Finn Wolfhard from his signature role as Mike Wheeler in Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things, or as Richie ‘Trashmouth’ Tozier in IT: Chapter One. Now Variety is reporting that he’s going to continue working in horror, being cast in the upcoming film The Turning, starring opposite Mackenzie Davis (The Martian, Blade Runner 2049).
The story of The Turning is about a young woman who ends up taking care of a pair of orphans that live in a haunted mansion. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the story is based on the classic novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
There have been numerous adaptations before, including the critically acclaimed The Innocents (1961). This particular incarnation began under the title Haunted and was supposed to start filming last year, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) for Dreamworks. However, the script went through so many major changes that the company pulled the plug and passed on the project which is now being directed by Floria Sigismondi whose work includes episodes of Hemlock Grove, Netflix’s Daredevil, and American Gods.
Production is due to start early next year, with Finn Wolfhard playing the role of one of the two orphans. In the meantime, look forward to seeing Wolfhard in the drama Dog Days due out in 2018. We can also look forward to seeing him reprising the role of Richie in flashbacks for IT: Chapter 2, as well as in the third season of Stranger Things, both due out in 2019. Whether he continues this stream of horror titles after that we can only wait and see, but to already be such an incredible and established actor. Let’s hope he does.