Leighton Meester | Leighton Meester and Adam Brody cast in The River Wild reimagining
Leighton Meester, Adam Brody and Taran Killam are set to star in a reimagining of “The River Wild.”
The original 1994 film was directed by Curtis Hanson and told the story of a family forced to fight two violent criminals on a rafting trip. Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon and John C. Reilly all starred.
The new project is directed by Ben Ketai and follows the siblings (Killam and Meester) – who love but mistrust each other as they go rafting with a small group including a friend from childhood (Brody), who is more dangerous than him. seems.
Ogden Gavanski is producing the film which was written by Ketai and Mike Nguyen Le.
The film is set to debut on non-theatrical platforms around the world in 2023 by Universal 1440 Entertainment – a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Universal 1440 Entertainment, said, “We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new story, ‘The River Wild,’ featuring new characters and a story that takes the universe to new heights. new audiences and fans of the original.
“The production features a talented cast, and we think moviegoers will be thrilled with director Ben Ketai’s modern take on the popular classic film.”
Leighton will appear alongside her husband Adam in the film and he recalled how she limited the time he was allowed to be on Twitter ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
He said: “I was so on Twitter until the election and I really like it, but it’s very addicting.
“I found myself, like most people, so p***** for most of this year and was really happy for about 48 hours after the election and then 48 hours after. [that], I was so f***** again. So my wife put a 30 minute time limit on Twitter and my life changed.”