Lucy Hale is not opposed to indulging in a game or three on the small screen. Across seven seasons of hit mystery-thriller Pretty Little Liars, the actress wormed her way into our hearts and minds as Aria Montgomery, the sharp-suited chameleon of Rosewood who went on to tie the knot with Ezra.
The PLL faithful are currently bracing themselves for the show’s seventh and final season, which is expected to air later in 2017, but we now have word that Lucy Hale has landed a gig beyond the realm of Pennsylvania. Per Variety, the actress has sealed a deal to headline Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller in the works from Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow.
Hale, meanwhile, is expected to take point as “a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare. The game doesn’t stop and follows her back home.” Jeff Wadlow penned the screenplay alongside Chris Roach (Non-Stop), and Jillian Jacobs, working from a spec script that was originally pitched by Michael Reisz and Wadlow, Roach and Jacobs.
Buoyed by the landmark success of Split and Jordan Peele’s excellent thriller Get Out, Blumhouse Productions is hoping to engineer Truth or Dare into another low-budget, high-profit hit. Jason Blum and Couper Samuelson will produce on behalf of the studio, which is also celebrated for its two flagship horror franchises: Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
Filming on Truth or Dare will likely get underway before the year’s end, long after Pretty Little Liars stages its series finale in April. Lucy Hale also has upcoming drama Dude, one in which she stars opposite Alexandra Shipp, in the pipeline.