Deadpool breakout Brianna Hildebrand and X-Men: Apocalypse star Alexandra Shipp are joining forces for the horror comedy TRAGEDY GIRLS. Craig Robinson will also star in the film, which Tyler MacIntyre will direct. MacIntyre co-wrote the script with Chris Hill.
The story follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
Anthony Holt will produce through The Comeback Kids with Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian of New Artist Pictures, alongside Cameron Van Hoy and Tara Ansley. Kerry Rhodes will serve as executive producer.
MacIntyre and Hill previously wrote the horror comedy Patchwork together, which MacIntyre also directed. The film won Best Picture at Screamfest in 2015. MacIntyre’s also has several previous credits as an editor, including numerous TV movies for Lifetime and Hallmark like A Gift Wrapped Christmas and For Better or For Worse.
Hildebrand recently appeared opposite Ryan Reynolds in the box office smash Deadpool. Prior to landing the role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the R-rated Marvel flick, Wildebrand starred in the Sundance darling First Girl I Loved.
Shipp also has ties to Marvel, appearing in this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse as Storm. She also had a supporting role in the 2015 hit Straight Outta Compton. Her television credits include Awkward., Ray Donovan, and the Lifetime original movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, in which she played the late R&B singer.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor