EXCLUSIVE: Jenna Ortega has boarded Lionsgate and Point Grey’s Miller’s Girl reverse Martin Freeman, Deadline has realized.

The pic reps the directorial debut from writer-director Jade Halley Bartlett, whose screenplay for the challenge ranked on the 2016 Black List.

In Miller’s Girl, a artistic writing task yields complicated outcomes between a instructor and his gifted pupil. Point Grey has been hooked up to the challenge ever because it arrived on the Black List.

Mary-Margaret Kunze is producing with Point Grey. Josh Fagen is overseeing the challenge for Point Grey, with Chelsea Kujawa and Scott O’Brien overseeing for Lionsgate.

Jade Halley Bartlett

Bartlett
Lionsgate

Erin Westerman, President of Production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, tells Deadline, “While we’re excited for the film to talk for itself, the extent of expertise assembled for this particular movie is a testomony to Jade, whose screenplay lures you in together with her dazzling voice. And then eats you alive.”

Ortega will subsequent star within the title position of the Tim Burton Netflix collection Wednesday, centering on the Addams Family character. In January she starred within the $140M-global grossing Scream

and is ready to reprise her position within the hit franchise’s sixth installment. She lately wrapped manufacturing on the crime thriller Finest Kind directed by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland, was final seen starring in A24’s X and HBO’s The Fallout. She is represented by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

The movie is presently capturing in Georgia. Lionsgate is dealing with world gross sales.

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