Dane DeHaan (In Treatment) has signed on to star in Chronicle, a supernatural drama set up at 20th Century Fox. Details are mostly under wraps, but per Variety, the story centers on “three Portland teens after they develop powers from exposure to a mysterious substance.” As a homer for the Pacific Northwest and sucker for the mysterious substance-as-catalyst, pencil me in for a ticket opening weekend.
Josh Trank (The Kill Point) will make his feature directorial debut with John Davis and Adam Schroeder producing. The screenplay was written by Max Landis, who previously scripted episodes of the horror anthology series Masters of Horror and Fear Itself. DeHaan was recently cast opposite Shia LaBeuof and Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain in John Hillcoat’s adaptation of The Wettest County in the World.