Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughn Confirmed For True Detective
Justin Lin also set to direct the first two episodes
Exclusive: Two Brand New Taken 3 Images
Prepare yourself for yet more Mills and boom
Aaron Paul Joins The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
He's on for the supernatural thriller
Damien Chazelle In Talks For First Man
Whiplash director takes one small step towards Neil Armstrong biopic
Empire's Interstellar Cover Has Arrived
Feast your eyes on our November issue
New Trailer For Kingsman: The Secret Service
Mankind is a virus. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cure
George Sluizer 1932 - 2014
The Vanishing director dies aged 82
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 September 2014
Doctor Strange Secures July 2016 Release Date
And it'll shoot in the UK...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
'71
10 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Deliver Us From Evil (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Devil's Knot (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Closed Circuit (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Deadfall (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joel McHale Learns To Beware The Night
He joins Eric Bana in supernatural thriller

29 May 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Joel McHale

He's usually to be found composing text messages on TV's Community, but Joel McHale is in line for a more dramatic role in supernatural thriller Beware The Night, in final talks to play the partner to Eric Bana's NYPD cop.

Scott Derrickson is set to direct the film - he's most recently made Sinister but is still probably most associated with The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. He'll need those exorcist skills here, because Bana's cop is being targeted by the devil, who has possessed a soldier (Harris). McHale, sadly, won't be providing comic relief but will be playing a tough and experienced cop alongside Bana, in a cast that includes Olivia Munn as Bana's wife and Edgar Ramirez as an improbably handsome Jesuit priest, who presumably provides some sort of spiritual advice.

Derrickson wrote the script with Paul Harris Boardman, and Jerry Bruckheimer's producing the whole thing. It's due to start shooting pretty darn soon now, since McHale is shooting rom-com Blended with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore later this summer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Steven Soderbergh On His Kafka Recut
“This isn’t a tweak, it’s triage. It’s going to be bloody”
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Interstellar Newsstand Cover Has Arrived
Plus a full preview of what you'll find inside our brand new issue

The Future Of Film: British Film Will Thrive (If Tax Breaks Allow)
Or how Harry Potter saved the British film industry, and could again

The Making Of The Lost Pilot: An Oral History
The cast and crew look back at the epic season opener…

Empire's Gone Girl Review
Our official verdict on David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel

The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)