Leighton Meester and Adam Brody cast in The River Wild reimagining

goss 19/07/2022

Leighton Meester, Adam Brody and Taran Killam are to star in a reimagining of 'The River Wild'.

The original 1994 movie was directed by Curtis Hanson and told the story of a family forced to combat a pair of violent criminals on a whitewater rafting trip. Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon and John C. Reilly all starred.

Flashback to the original...

The new project is being helmed by Ben Ketai and follows siblings (Killam and Meester) - who love but distrust each other as they set off on a rafting trip with a small group including a childhood friend (Brody), who is more dangerous than he seems.

Ogden Gavanski is producing the flick that has been written by Ketai and Mike Nguyen Le.

The film is set to debut on non-theatrical platforms across the world in 2023 from Universal 1440 Entertainment – a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

Glenn Ross, the General Manager and Executive Vice President at Universal 1440 Entertainment, said: "We are excited to announce a thrilling new 'The River Wild' story, with fresh characters and a story that brings the universe to new audiences and fans of the original."

The production features a talented cast, and we think movie lovers will be excited by director Ben Ketai's modern take on the popular classic film.

Leighton will appear alongside her husband Adam.

 

Source: BangShowbiz!