EXCLUSIVE: Amandla Stenberg is set to star in Universal’s reimagined take of the 1996 thriller Fear.
The original movie, released in 1996, starred Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon early on in their career as young lovers David and Nicole. David is charming and affectionate, but Nicole soon sees a darker side to him.
Oscar nominee Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) is writing the pic. Brian Grazer, who produced the original film, again produces for Imagine Entertainment alongside Imagine’s Karen Lunder. Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone will oversee production for Universal.
Stenberg most recently starred in Fox 2000’s impactful drama The Hate U Give, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. She was also recently seen in Where Hands Touch, Everything, Everything, As You Are, and The Hunger Games. In 2018, Stenberg appeared on the cover of Time Magazine for their next generation leaders issue and was awarded with the Visibility Award by the Human Rights Campaign. Stenberg is currently in production on Damian Chazelle’s Netflix series The Eddy. She is repped by UTA and attorneys Nina Shaw and Gordon Bobb.
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