According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drag Me to Hell star Justin Long has signed on to star in Lionsgate’s forthcoming horror film titled Dear David, based on a former BuzzFeed employee’s viral social media ghost story in 2017. Augustus Prew (Lord of the Rings series) and Andrea Bang (A Million Little Things) have also joined the cast, with Prew set to portray the role of Adam Ellis.
Dear David will center around Adam Ellis, who in August 2017 shared on Twitter that he was being haunted by the ghost of a dead boy, who first appeared to him through a recurring dream. Ellis’ full thread is still available for reading, which you can check out below.
So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me. (thread)
— Adam ElIis (@adamtotscomix) August 7, 2017
Long is playing the role of the head of BuzzFeed, while Bang will portray another supporting lead role. Production on the film has already been completed, with Lionsgate currently targeting a fall 2022 release.
Dear David is directed by Anna and the Apocalypse filmmaker John McPhail from a screenplay written by Mike Van Waes. The thriller is produced by BuzzFeed Studios’ head of global content Richard Alan Reid, Jason Moring, Michael Philip, and Naysun Alae-Carew. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are serving as executive producers.