Per Deadline, Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon will star in Black Bear, a suspenseful meta-drama directed by Lawrence Michael Levine.
The thriller revolves around an expecting couple who are confronted by an out-of-town guest, a filmmaker suffering from writer’s block who often seeks solace in the woods. However, she finds herself at the centre of a twisted love triangle, which just might solve those writing problems she’s been having.
Levine said of the project: “Black Bear is a thriller that depicts broken characters wrestling with a seemingly shattered world that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. I am thrilled to have such a talented trio of actors on board”.
This is arguably Levine’s biggest film yet, as he’s mostly been involved in indie productions until now. His last film, Wild Canaries, is a fun, contemporary sleuthing caper, and his other work predominantly fits into the mumblecore genre.
Filming is already underway in the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, NY. Productivity Media is financing the project.
Plaza was recently seen in MGM’s Child’s Play reboot, while Abbott stars in George Clooney‘s Catch-22 mini-series. Gadon has the drama American Woman and Universal’s Vampires Versus The Bronx coming up. The three of them starring in an intriguing thriller together is be something to get excited about, and it will be interesting to see how Levine works with a bigger budget.