EXCLUSIVE: The Tell-Tale Heart is headed to college. Beau Mirchoff, who stars on MTV’s Awkward, and Alexa PenaVega are set to star in Tell-Tale Lies, a modern take on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic chiller. Synthetic Cinema International and Stargazer Films have begun production on the film directed by Colin Theys from John Doolan’s script. It revolves around four friends at a prestigious university whose promising futures are jeopardized when they become connected to the accidental death of a classmate. When another student says she knows about their involvement, the friends panic and start to plot her murder. Renee Olstead, Michael J. Willett, Bailey De Young, Sara Kapner, Ethan Phillips, Anthony Del Negro, Sean Patrick Thomas and John Heard round out the cast.
Andrew Gernhard, Shane O’Brien and Zach O’Brien are producing Tell-Tale Lies, with Rich Lucas and Bonnie Farley-Lucas executive producing. Synthetic Releasing is financing the pic and will handle distribution. Mirchoff is repped by APA, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Ginsburg Daniels; PenaVega is with Paradigm, John Carrabino Management and Hansen, Jacobson.