Writer/Director Jacob Chase is teaming with Amblin Partners and the Picture Company to expand his horror short into a feature-length film and Deadline is reporting they’ve cast John Gallagher Jr (The Newsroom) to star.


According to Deadline, Gallagher will star in the film titled Larry which will follow a young boy and his family as they become the targets of a monster that materializes through electronic devices. Gallagher will join Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson in the film.

Gallagher is known for his roles on the Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom as well as starring in feature films like 10 Cloverfield Lane and the recently released Jennifer Garner action film Peppermint. He will next be seen in the Amazon comedy anthology series Modern Love starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Dev Patel.

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