Darclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has come aboard to handle worldwide rights for the new psychological thriller feature film Exploited. Available for immediate distribution, the completed film is directed by Scary Movie and House of Wax actor Jon Abrahams and written by 12-time Tony Award winner and film producer Carl Moellenberg (Wakefield) and Anthony Del Negro (Lazy Susan, Anarchy Parlor). Moellenberg and Del Negro also serve as producers, alongside Shane O’Brien (Animal, The Boy) and Zach O’Brien (Purity Falls, Secrets at the Lake).
The film stars up and coming actors Sierra McCormick (Amazon Studios’ The Vast of Night, IFC Midnight’s We Need to Do Something), Makenzie Vega (SAW, CBS’ Award winning “The Good Wife,” Netflix Original series “13 Reasons Why”), Leah Pipes (The CW’s “The Originals,” Summit Distribution’s Sorority Row), and Spencer List (Bad Robot and Fox Network’s Award winning television series “Fringe”), Will Peltz (Blumhouse’s Unfriended, NBC’s “Manifest”), Hannah Rose May (Shooter, Ballers), Jordan Ver Hoeve (Netflix’s Huge in France), Andrew Matthew Welch (Blumhouse’s MA), Colin Bates (The Girl from the North Country on Broadway), and Lisa Thornhill (The Family Man).Exploited is a provocative story of obsession set on a college campus against the backdrop of a voyeuristic hacker. Real world fears such as personal privacy and camming are explored in this thought-provoking thriller.
“Exploited has such a captivating and haunting thriller storyline, thanks to the talented Carl Moellenberg and Anthony Del Negro. Jon Abrahams did a fantastic job bringing this story to life and showing us just how this new and exciting cast can deliver scary and elevating performances. We are excited for audiences to experience the realistic and suspenseful film that this phenomenal team has created,” said Hamilton.
Carl Moellenberg is Chairman of Dominion Pictures and a Broadway producer with 12 Tony Awards for Spring Awakening, War Horse, Hair, Death of a Salesman, Pippin, All the Way, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dear Evan Hansen, Angels in America ,The Band’s Visit , Oklahoma and Hadestown. Moellenberg said “I have had the pleasure of working with many incredible casts and this entire young ensemble is extremely talented. You will be seeing much more of them in the future as six of the cast members have gone on to book or film major roles on highly visible films/series yet to be released.”
Anthony Del Negro is an actor, producer and writer and is part of the senior management of Stargazer Films, founded by Zach and Shane O’Brien. Stargazer is a prolific film producer and both Zach and Shane had extensive experience at other film entities prior to starting Stargazer Films. Del Negro said “Our villain is living out their own twisted version of Rear Window, in this stressful world of today’s millennials—who are also exploring their sexuality. A script for a sequel has already been written. “
Jon Abrahams most recently starred in and made his directorial debut on All At Once, also starring Jason Biggs and Scott Caan. His acting credits include Dimension Films’ box office hit Scary Movie with Anna Faris, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, Lochlyn Munro, Marlon Wayans, and James Van Der Beek, Warner Bros.’ House of Wax starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, and Jared Padalecki, Universal Pictures’ Meet the Parents with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson, and Universal Pictures and StudioCanal’s Non-Stopwith Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery, and Julianne Moore.
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