Community star Joel McHale is in talks to join the upcoming horror flick Beware the Night.
McHale will appear alongside Eric Bana’s in the supernatural thriller. The movie concerns itself with a New York City cop who squares off against a soldier possessed by the devil.
In addition to Bana and McHale, the movie also stars Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramirez, and Sean Harris. The project is being helmed by Sinister director Scott Derrickson, who is working from a script by frequent collaborator Paul Harris Boardman. Action guru Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as producer.
Thankfully, it would seem that Joel McHale will play against type in Beware the Night. Although he might be used as comic relief, the actor will portray Bana’s partner in the horror flick. As a fan, it’s good to see him tackling roles that are a little different than what folks have come to expect.
Screen Gems will handle North American distribution for the project. Unless production hits a snag along the way, the studio hopes to have the film in theaters on January 16, 2014.
While Beware the Night should allow him to stretch his legs a bit, this isn’t the first serious part Joel McHale has landed. He previously appeared on Justified as a conman, though it was pretty much throwaway role.
Proving that he hasn’t turned his back on comedy, the Soup host has a pair of potentially funny movies looming on the horizon. McHale is set to star with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in the upcoming romantic comedy Blended. He’s also been tapped for A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle with Robin Williams.
Earlier this month, NBC announced that Community would return for another season. This is certainly good news for fans of the series, who are live in a constant state of fear that the current season could be the last.
Are you a fan of Joel McHale? What do you think about the actor signing on for the supernatural thriller Beware the Night?