AceShowbiz - "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is adapting YA supernatural book series "Anna Dressed in Blood" into a movie franchise. Maddie Hasson ("Twisted", "I Saw the Light") and Cameron Monaghan ("Gotham", "Amityville: The Awakening") are set to star in the movie which will be directed by Trish Sie ("Step Up: All In").
Allison Wood wrote the screenplay. Stephenie will serve as producer along with Meghan Hibbett through their production company, Fickle Fish Films, and The Solution Entertainment Group's Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel. The Solution Entertainment Group will finance the project and will introduce it to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.
UTA Independent Film Group represents the U.S. rights and packaged the project. The film is slated to begin principal photography this November.
Stephenie optioned film rights to "Anna Dressed in Blood", the first in a two-book series by Kendare Blake. The story revolves around a young ghost hunter (Cameron) who encounters a ghostly girl (Maddie) entangled in curses and rage and who is more powerful than any spirit he has met before.
Stephenie said in a statement, "We literally searched the world for over a year to find the perfect actors to bring this genre-spanning story to life. Cameron and Maddie, both so talented individually, together have that rare and extraordinary chemistry that lights up the screen. Trish Sie has the perfect background to visually translate Kendare Blake's compelling story in a way that speaks to the modern viewer."