Variety is reporting that The Newsroom‘s John Gallagher Jr has joined Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman in Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot’s “The Cellar”, now retitled Valencia.
The majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman who wakes up after a severe car accident and fears she has been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, tells her he saved her life and that there has been a terrible chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. As tensions rise, she decides she must escape regardless of the terrors that await outside.
Dan Trachtenberg will direct, with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot.
No word yet on who Gallagher will be playing.