Great news – another new project for Cameron is in the works! Continue to read the article for more information about the movie The Box.
According to Variety.com, Media Rights Capital has set Cameron Diaz to star in “The Box,” a horror film to be directed by Richard Kelly.
Kelly wrote the script based on Richard Matheson short story “Button, Button.” The movie, set for a November start in Virginia, will aim for a PG-13 rating.
The story focuses on an unhappy married couple who receive a small wooden box on their doorstep. At the push of a button, the box brings its bearer instant wealth but also instantly kills someone the bearer doesn’t know. Different things will happen depending on which buttons she presses.
Media Rights Capital is committed to bankrolling the entire $30 million-plus budget, as it did with “Babel”.
“The storyline has all the commerciality of ‘The Ring,’ but with Richard and Cameron, this film can rise to the level of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Others,’ ” said Modi Wiczyk, the former Endeavor agent who founded and runs MRC with Asif Satchu.
“My hope is to make a film that is incredibly suspenseful and broadly commercial, while still retaining my artistic sensibility,” Kelly said.