DJ Caruso Rounds Up The Goats

And finds a young duo to star...

DJ Caruso Rounds Up The Goats

by James White |
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Despite having a load of projects bubbling away on his development burners (most notably the latest attempt to get legendary graphic novel series **Preacher **on the screen), I Am Number Four director DJ Caruso has instead been digging around the back of his larder and has dragged out long-gestating passion pic **The Goats **as his next likely film, with Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso set to star.

The movie will be based on Brock Cole’s young adult novel, a tale of two kids at summer camp who are less than popular with their peers. When a prank leaves them stranded on Goat Island, they decide to eschew the sheer humiliation of coming back and instead embark on an adventure together, which turns into a three-day odyssey of self-discovery. And, we assume, involves goats.

Caruso’s been trying to get this one going for a while now, and it would appear he’s looking to make a small-scale indie film as a palate cleanser before attempting another huge effects fest.

Canterbury is still probably best known for playing Nicolas Cage’s son in Knowing, though he’s also cropped up in Repo Men and as the young Peter Bishop in TV’s Fringe. Basso, meanwhile, was seen in Bedtime Stories and has an occasional small role in True Blood.

Shooting on the new film will kick off this month in Georgia.

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