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Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard To Write And Direct New Horror Film

Sonja Tutty

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Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard To Write And Direct New Horror Film

Stranger Things 19-year-old star Finn Wolfhard is set to write and direct a horror-comedy film titled “Hell of a Summer”.

Wolfhard will be working alongside his Ghostbusters: After Life co-star Billy Bryk, on the feature-length film according to Variety.

Bryk and Wolfhard will both star in the horror-comedy and will be joined on screen by Fred Hechinger, known for his roles in The White Lotus and Pam & Tommy.

“I am so excited to be co-directing my first feature film,” Wolfhard told Variety.


“I get the chance to work with an incredible cast and crew, and to work with a company like 30West and Aggregate is a real dream.”

Details of the plot are being kept tightly under wraps. Principal photography for the film is beginning this month in Ontario, Canada. 

Hechinger, Aggregate Films’ Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan, and Parts and Labor’s Jay Van Hoy are producing Hell of a Summer.


Wolfhard is best known for playing Mike on Stranger Things, the Duffer Brother's sci-fi Netflix drama.

The hit show's young cast - which includes Millie Bobbie Brown as Eleven, Sadie Sink as Max, Noah Schnapp as Will and Gaten Matarazzo as Lucas - have all become stars.

The fourth season of the drama was released in May and surpassed one billion hours viewed in the first four weeks of its release, becoming the second original Netflix title to do so after Squid Game.

The series has been nominated for an impressive 13 Emmy Awards, including ‘Best Drama’.


Hell of a Summer is not Wolfhard's first time in the director's chair. He made his directorial debut with his short film "Night Shifts".

It was accepted into the Fantasia Film Festival and was given the Silver Audience Award for best Canadian short.

The young actor will appear alongside Julianne Moore in When You Finishing Saving The World later this year.

The comedy is directed by Jesse Eisenberg and produced by Emma Stone and is scheduled for theatrical release later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard, TV and Film, Netflix, Millie Bobby Brown

Sonja Tutty
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