Tyro Scribe Lori Evans Taylor Lands Deal On ‘Bed Rest’
MGM has acquired Bed Rest, the first script deal for Lori Evans Taylor. Spec is a Hitchcockian thriller in the vein of Rear Window and What Lies Beneath, centering on a pregnant woman who is isolated and confined to bed rest. Karen Rosenfelt is producing with Chris Sparling, the writer behind Buried and the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-Gus Van Sant film Sea Of Trees. This was a competitive situation with interest from multiple studios.Evans Taylor is repped by Kaplan/Perrone and McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead.
Chernobyl Diaries Director Getting a Little Bed Rest Posted on June 3, 2016 by John Squires
Back in July of last year, MGM grabbed a hot horror script penned by newcomer Lori Evans Taylor, and production is soon gearing up to begin on that fright flick. It’s titled Bed Rest, and today brings an update in the form of a director being hired by the studio. Who could it be?! Oh right, we kind of spoiled that in the title. But read on anyway!
Per THR, Brad Parker, who previously directed 2012’s Chernobyl Diaries, has signed on to direct Bed Rest. Chris Sparling, the scribe who wrote Sea of Trees and Buried, is attached to produce with Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato.
The story centers on a pregnant woman who, due to the nature of her pregnancy, is put on bed rest. Strange things begin happening in her home, which makes her wonder if her house is haunted.