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Cuesta shows signs of a ‘Tell-Tale Heart’

On this October 31st (Halloween kiddies) THR reports that Edgar Allan Poe 's classic The Tell-Tale Heart will get a modern-day retelling from indie director Michael Cuesta  and the financial backing of Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods.

Cuesta – the director behind IFC's 12 and Holding and L.I.E. is working with a budget of $20 million – casting should be underway soon enough as they are looking to shoot the project in before the Spring.

Written by Dave Callaham, this is a modern-day reimagining of the Edgar Allan Poe classic “The Tell-Tale Heart”. This sets Poe's haunting tale against the backdrop of modern science made his money in the real estate business.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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