Octavia Spencer (r) in "The Shape of Water."

In an interesting team-up of Hollywood executives and talent, Octavia Spencer will star in Ma, a twisted thriller directed by Tate Taylor of The Help.

But what makes this news most interesting is that it is being produced by horror impresario Jason Blum.

Deadline is reporting that Spencer will play a trusting women who befriends a group of kids which results in disaster.

Scotty Landes (Workaholics) wrote the script and it stars Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Cory Fogelmanis, McKaley Miller, Dante Brown and Gianni Paolo.

Spencer has been exploring her darker side lately just coming off her role as Zelda the altruistic but troubled janitor in a experimental governmental facility who helps her gentle deaf co-worker find cryptozoological love.

Ma is set to start production in February.