Amazon Wins Auction For Thriller Short Story ‘The Dwelling’ With Michael B. Jordan’s Potentially Starring

Amazon Studios has won a competitive auction and sealed a high-six figure purchase of The Dwelling, an unpublished short story by Aaron Jayh, and plan to turn it into a feature film. Michael B. Jordan and Liz Raposo‘s Outlier Society are attached to produce, and Jordan is in line to potentially star.

The Dwelling tells the story of a newly divorced father who discovers a house buried in his backyard. A former All-Pro football player trying to ease into retirement, the hits he took on the field begin to make him unsure what is real and imagined, and things begin to go awry.

Aaron Guzikowski, best known for Denis Villeneuve‘s Prisoners and Apple TV’s Raised by Wolves, will adapt the short story into a feature-length script.

Several studios reportedly put in bids, but it came down to Amazon and Netflix, according to Deadline‘s sources.

This is just the latest piece of good news for Outlier Society, who are coming off the massive success of Creed III, which has made over $250 million worldwide. The studio, which has a deal with Amazon, is also lining up its next film, details of which are currently under wraps.

This is just the latest short story that has recently been sold for a pretty penny and secured some big names for the feature adaptation. Netflix recently secured the rights to I Am Not Alone with Jessica Chastain to star and Misha Green to direct, while Universal bought thriller Caretaker and have lined up Sydney Sweeney to star.

We’ll wait and see if Jordan does indeed sign on to star in The Dwelling, but even if he doesn’t, it looks like an exciting enough project that a big name will be attracted to it.


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