The horror comedy Hell of a Summer, starring Finn Wolfhard and Billy Bryk from Stranger Things, will be directed by 30West. For the independent film, Wolfhard and Bryk authored the script and will also feature opposite Fred Hechinger. Plot specifics are kept secret.
“I can hardly contain my excitement about co-directing my first feature. Working with a business like 30West and Aggregate is a genuine dream for me, and I get to work with an amazing cast and crew,” added Wolfhard, a native Canadian like Bryk.
Production on the movie, which will be produced by Hechinger, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, and Jay Van Hoy, is scheduled to begin this month in Ontario, Canada. Hell of a Summer is being made by Aggregate Films and Parts and Labor Production as well.
With the short film Night Shifts in 2020, Wolfhard makes his directing debut. Onscreen, he is best known for his roles as Mike Wheeler in the newly released fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and Richie Tozier in the films It and It: Chapter Two from New Line Cinema.
In Jesse Eisenberg’s When You Finish Saving the World and Ghostbusters: Afterlife for A24, actor and producer Bryk co-starred with Wolfhard. Hechinger’s next films include Butcher’s Crossing starring Nicolas Cage, Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye for Netflix, and J.C. Chandor’s Kraven the Hunter, which also stars Russell Crowe and Ariana DeBose.
Along with CAA Media Finance, 30West is managing international rights sales, funding, and executive producing Hell of a Summer.
CAA and Velocity Entertainment Partners represent Wolfhard. A3 Artists Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and attorney Ryan LeVine represent Hechinger. Innovative Artists and Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates are Bryk’s agents.