Michael Garza is ready for a little scary storytelling…
The 18-year-old Latino actor has been cast in the CBS Films/eOne feature film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
In Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark a group of horrific deaths have impacted a small town and it’s up to a group of teens to solve them.
In addition to Garza, recently added cast members include Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.
They join Zoe Colletti in the André Øvredal-directed movie.
“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” said Øvredal.
Producer and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro agreed, adding, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of Scary Stories to the screen.”
del Toro has been a longtime fan of the book series and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman co-wrote the screenplay with The Shape of Water Oscar-winner del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, adapting from Schwartz’s books.
CBS Films will release the film in the U.S. via their partnership with Lionsgate.
Garza’s credits include Wayward Pines and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.