Reservation Dogs breakout D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai is set to join Finn Wolfhard and Billy Bryk‘s forthcoming horror comedy Hell of a Summer alongside Pardis Saremi and Abby Quinn. Wolfhard and Bryk direct and star in the film based on their original script. Fred Hechinger also stars.
The details for Hell of a Summer have been kept under wraps. The film, which is currently in production, is part of 30WEST’s growing slate of projects which includes: Cooper Raiff’s The Trashers starring David Harbour; Marc Webb’s genre-bending thriller Day Drinker; and the forthcoming reimagining of The Crow, which the company helped package with Rupert Sanders directing and Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs attached to star.
Most recently in Cannes, 30WEST premiered Imperative Entertainment’s Triangle of Sadness in competition which NEON acquired, as well as The Silent Twins with Focus Features which premiered in Un Certain Regard. 30WEST is currently in post-production on the documentary Wildcat, slated for release by Amazon Studios this fall.
An Oji-Cree First Nations actor, Woon-A-Tai is known as one of the breakout stars of Sterling Harjo and Taika Waititi’s aforementioned FX series “Reservation Dogs.” His past credits include Beans, an official TIFF 2020 selection and winner for Best Motion Picture from the Canadian Screen Awards and he is currently filming Bloody Hell, a coming-of-age “traumedy” from director Molly McGlynn, starring Maddie Ziegler and Emily Hampshire.
Quinn starred in the Sundance hit Landline opposite Edie Falco and Jenny Slate, the indie drama Radium Girls opposite Joey King, After the Wedding opposite Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, as well as Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things. She recently wrapped production on M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock on the Cabin, and can next be seen in Epix’s Torn Hearts opposite Katy Segal.
Saremi will next star in the recently announced Hulu drama series “areer Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem alongside Mandy Patinkin and Violett Beane, set to debut in September.
Woon-A-Tai is repped by The Gersh Agency, David Dean Management, The Characters Agency, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman. Quinn is represented by CAA, Rebecca Kitt & Associates, and True Public Relations. Saremi is represented by The Gersh Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Hechinger, Aggregate Films’ Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan, and Parts and Labor’s Jay Van Hoy are producing the film, with principal photography now underway in Ontario, Canada. 30WEST is fully financing, executive producing and co-representing the worldwide rights to the film alongside CAA Media Finance.