One hell of a talented director is teaming with Blumhouse...
...KHC has just received word that Issa Lopez (Tigers Are Not Afraid) will be writing/directing a film entitled Our Lady of Tears, which is an adaptation of an article published by Epic Magazine, “The Haunting of Girlstown,” written by Daniel Hernandez and published on Vox (you can read it here). Blumhouse has acquired the rights and will be producing the project.
Lopez is an excellent choice for this story, as anyone who has seen Tigers Are Not Afraid can attest. The film is simultaneously one of the most beautiful, horrific, fantastical films we've seen in a while.
In "The Haunting of Girlstown", the article:
"Focuses on a mass hysteria epidemic with supernatural roots, that in 2007 spread through Villa de las Niñas, an all girls, Catholic boarding school in the outskirts of Mexico City. The school recruited and isolated socially neglected girls coming from families living in extreme poverty and in remote areas of Mexico."
Said Lopez, “The moment I read the Epic article, I knew I wanted to tell this story. I myself attended a Catholic school in Mexico City. I grew up on a steady diet of supernatural visitations and miracles, and of the real life horrors that young girls who grow up in poverty face every day in Mexico, and around the world. Having the chance to tell that story with Jason and his team, producers of such socially incisive genre classics like 'Get Out', and of so many true horror gems, is a huge privilege. I couldn’t be more excited about this movie."
Jason Blum will produce with Epic's Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector. Epic co-founder Joshuah Bearman will executive produce. Our Lady of Tears will be produced by Blumhouse in association with Epic Media.
By Matt Konopka