EXCLUSIVE: Plot details are being kept under wraps, but BoulderLight says Weep will be a modern take on the classic ghost tale of the “La Llorona” (The Weeping Woman) legend. Blood List scribes T.J. Cimfel and David White are penning the screenplay with production set to begin this Spring.
“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing this terrifying and rich legend to North American audiences, said Producer J.D. Lifshitz. “David and TJ have helped cook up something truly scary and original, and we hope to thrill fans of the legend as well as garner new ones.”
“It’s no big secret that the Hispanic community makes up a substantial portion of moviegoers,” said producer Raphael Margules. “We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about bringing one of the most well-known characters in Hispanic Folklore to life on the big screen in a way that both honors ‘La Llorona’ and frightens audiences to their core.
Weep comes on the heels of BoulderLight’s STD horror pic Contracted (via IFC Midnight) and says Weep will be available to an even larger audience, with a bigger budget and higher profile cast. Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz are producing on behalf of BoulderLight Pictures. Cimfel and White are repped by Manus Entertainment.