Issa Lopez (Tigers are Not Afraid) is set to partner with Blumhouse to write and direct Our Lady of Tears, a film based on a real life incident of mass hysteria that occurred in an all-girls Catholic school outside of Mexico City.
You can read the original story, published by Daniel Hernandez, by CLICKING HERE. The outbreak, which some say had supernatural roots, afflicted a group of young women from impoverished families who attended the school.
“The moment I read the Epic article, I knew I wanted to tell this story,” Issa Lopez said in a statement. “I myself attended a Catholic school in Mexico City. I grew up on a steady diet of supernatural visitations and miracles, and of the real life horrors that young girls who grow up in poverty face every day in Mexico, and around the world. Having the chance to tell that story with Jason and his team, producers of such socially incisive genre classics like Get Out, and of so many true horror gems, is a huge privilege. I couldn’t be more excited about this movie.”
Variety reports that Jason Blum and his team were “enthralled” by the original story and were thrilled to be able to team up with Lopez for this project.
“Ever since I first watched ‘Tiger’s Are Not Afraid,’ I have wanted to find a project to collaborate on with Issa,” he said, “and I knew this was a perfect fit. I can’t wait for audiences to see her take on this material.”
Lopez currently has a number of projects in the works including a werewolf western with Guillermo Del Toro.
iHorror will keep you posted on future developments for Our Lady of Tears as they become available.
Featured image by Alex Nieman via Blumhouse