The (big) sky’s the limit for Bella Thorne…
The 16-year-old half-Cuban American actress and former Shake It Up star has signed on to star opposite Kyra Sedgwick in the thriller Big Sky.
The film is the English language debut of Jorge Michel Grau, who directed the original Spanish language thriller We Are What We Are.
Thorne will portray Hazel while the former The Closer star will play her protective mother Dee.
On their way to a desert facility to help Hazel deal with her paralyzing agoraphobia, the two find themselves attacked by gunmen and the teen has to fight her own demons for the mother-daughter duo to survive.
Production on the film, from an original screenplay by Evan M. Wiener, starts this week in Albuquerque.
It’s the latest project for the Disney Channel star, who is taking on more mature material.
Earlier this year, Thorne joined the cast of Home Invasion and starred in the Adam Sandler–Drew Barrymore comedy The Familymoon (previously called Blended).
She is next set for Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.