Update: Mandy Moore & Kumail Nanjiani to star in Threads: An Insidious Tale

Insidious 5 isn’t out yet, but Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani will star in the next film, Threads: An Insidious Tale.

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Update: It’s official. According to Deadline, Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani will indeed star in Threads: An Insidious Tale. They confirm that the project won’t be a continuation of the current Insidious series, but rather an offshoot taking place in the same universe.

Sony Pictures will be giving the fifth film in the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Red Door, a theatrical release on July 7th, but with a month and a half to go until that movie reaches the big screen it looks like Sony is already working with Blumhouse Productions and James Wan’s Atomic Monster on another Insidious film. This information comes from a Production Weekly listing and the website of casting director Nancy Nayor, both of which reveal there’s a project called Thread: An Insidious Tale in the works. A casting call for one of the characters even claims that Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals) have already been cast in the lead roles!

Since Sony hasn’t made any official announcements yet, we can’t say for sure that this movie is actually happening. But this is some eye-popping evidence.

Nayor’s office is looking for someone to take on the role of Zoe, the 7 to 11 year old daughter of Moore and Nanjiani’s characters. Zoe is described as being “the kind of radiant, delightful kid who sings all day in the back seat, Zoe is a joy. The daughter of Nick and Maddie, she’s a cheerful bundle of energy who likes to make sure the squirrels are well fed. While her parents unpack for their weekend trip at the cabin inside, ZOE suffers a tragic drowning accident while exploring in the backyard. Afterwards, her parents risk anything and everything to change the past and bring their family together again…

The casting call also shares the following synopsis for Thread: An Insidious Tale: With the help of a mysterious stranger, a couple reeling from the loss of their daughter Zoe journeys into the terrifying realm known as the Further in a desperate attempt to change the past and save their family.

Nayor’s website also contains information on how young actors can audition for the role of Zoe, and has some script pages available for the audition process. So if you know a kid who can act and could be the offspring of Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani, head over to the casting site and check out these materials.

Does Thread: An Insidious Tale sound like interesting project to you, and would you like to see it go into production? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below – and thanks to YouTuber Critical Overlord for pointing us in the right direction.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/thread-an-insidious-tale/