The Conjuring‘s Joey King is set to play the lead in the Broad Greens’s horror thriller Wish Upon, which will be directed by Annabelle helmer John Leonetti. The movie is being produced by Busted Shark Production’s Sherryl Clark (Viral, Cloverfield), who spent five years overseeing feature development at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot before starting her own production company.
Wish Upon, written by Barbara Marshall (The Listener) follows 16-year-old misfit Claire (King), who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment. Production is expected to begin in the fall.
The deal was brokered on behalf of King by UTA and Coast to Coast, Dan Spilo, Industry Entertainment and Howard Fishman, HWHM+F.