Blumhouse Casting and Directorial Announcements for 2021 Projects



Oscar Nominee Adriana Barraza Cast in Bingo, Upcoming Film From BLUMHOUSE TV and Amazon Studios


Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominee Adriana Barraza (Amores Perros, Babel) will star in Bingo, the upcoming film in the Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE slate from BLUMHOUSE Television and Amazon Studios, directed and co-written by Gigi Saul Guerrero, currently in production.


Barraza plays the lead character of “Lupita,” a strong and stubborn “chingona” (bad ass) who grew up in the barrio of Oak Springs, a neighborhood formerly full of crime and dangerous characters. Lupita has dedicated her life to cleaning up the neighborhood, and creating a community the residents could be proud to call home.


Bingo presents an exciting, seldom-seen collaboration in Hollywood between esteemed Mexican actress Barraza and Mexico City-born and raised Guerrero, a rising genre filmmaker named in Variety’s 2019 Latinx to Watch in a film that draws on their heritage and places a veteran actress at the forefront of a fun horror-thriller story.


Barraza’s award-winning career spans over 40 years in film, television and theater. In 2018 Forbes Magazine Latin America named Adriana the most influential Latina film actress and one of the 100 most powerful Latin American actors of all time. In 1999, Barraza starred in a breakout role playing the mother of Gael Garcia Bernal in Academy Award winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu film Amores Perros, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2006, she re-teamed with Iñárritu in Babel, and became one of only 6 Mexican actresses to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Barraza was born in Toluca, Mexico,


Shane McKenzie & Gigi Saul Guerrero, along with Perry Blackshear pen the script.

Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Raynor Shima, Lisa Bruce and Lauren Downey executive produce.

Barraza is represented by Innovative Artists, DePaz Management and Olive Productions & Publicity


Critics Choice Nominee Joshua Caleb Johnson Joins Cast of 'Bingo', Film From BLUMHOUSE and Amazon Studios


Joshua Caleb Johnson (The Good Lord Bird, Snowfall) has been cast in Bingo, the upcoming film in the Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE slate from BLUMHOUSE Television and Amazon Studios, directed and co-written by Gigi Saul Guerrero, currently in production.

He will star as the character of “Caleb”, a teenager being raised by a single mother and living in his grandmother Dolores’ home, torn between his anger at the tough hand he’s been dealt in life and longing for connection, love and acceptance.


Johnson received acclaim and is nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for his breakout role as Henry “Onion” Shackleford in BLUMHOUSE Television’s critically acclaimed series The Good Lord Bird on Showtime.


The Good Lord Bird is told from the point of view of “Onion”, a fictional enslaved boy who meets John Brown (Ethan Hawke) and finds himself swept up in the abolitionist crusade to end slavery. Along the way, Onion discovers more than just the ways of the world as he navigates the perils of his newfound “freedom” trying to survive.


The limited series based on James McBride’s award-winning novel is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes (98%), and has been named one of AFI’s Top TV Shows of 2020 and was selected by Barack Obama as one of the greatest shows of 2020. Johnson stars opposite series co-creator and star, Academy Award winner Ethan Hawke


Bingo marks Joshua Caleb Johnson’s second collaboration with BLUMHOUSE in a role that showcases a different side of the talented young actor. Johnson was selected for Variety’s Up Next list in their annual 2020 Power of Young Hollywood issue highlighting up-and-coming actors.


As previously announced, Bingo is one of the upcoming films in Amazon Prime Video’s Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE program of genre, horror-thriller films highlighting female and emerging filmmakers, and diverse casts with new and established actors in unexpected roles.


The upcoming 2021 Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE films include Bingo, The Manor, Black as Night, and Madres


Prime Video launched the Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE program in October of last year with Black Box, The Lie, Evil Eye and Nocturne which are currently streaming on Prime Video


Logline: In the barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and stubborn group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, a family. But little do they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.

Joshua will star alongside Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza recently announced to star in the role of “Lupita.”


Bingo is directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero (Imagen Award-winning Into the Dark: Culture Shock, The Purge series). Shane McKenzie & Gigi Saul Guerrero, along with Perry Blackshear pen the script.

Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Raynor Shima, Lisa Bruce, and Lauren Downey executive produce.

Johnson is represented by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Viewpoint LA.

Writer/Director Kurt Sutter Makes Feature Directorial Debut with 'This Beast'

Writer/director Kurt Sutter to make feature directorial debut with THIS BEAST


BLUMHOUSE to produce the feature film for Netflix


Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Southpaw) will write, direct and produce


Jason Blum will produce for BLUMHOUSE with Carla Hacken who will produce under her banner Paper Pictures


Executive Producers: BLUMHOUSE Television’s Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold


Logline: An 18th century English village is besieged by a mysterious and elusive beast. Dozens of innocents are slaughtered and the mayhem is driven to puritanical heights by religious fanaticism. The impossible task of killing the beast falls to a lowly trapper who promises he can stop the carnage. But for him this hunt is not a professional mission, it’s a deeply personal one.


The idea was inspired by The Beast of Gévaudan. A true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s.


“Bringing my disturbing, familial story sensibility into the BLUMHOUSE world just seemed like something that had to happen. And This Beast is the perfect project for that marriage. And Netflix is the perfect venue for that bloody ceremony,” said Kurt Sutter.


“We’ve long been fans of Kurt and his unparalleled storytelling -- that’s both visceral and packs an emotional punch. We’re excited that BLUMHOUSE is producing his first feature for Netflix," said Jason Blum, CEO and founder of BLUMHOUSE.

Tony Award Winner L. Scott Caldwell Joins Cast of Bingo in Lead Role, with Additional Cast Confirmed


Tony award winning actress L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost,” The Fugitive) joins the cast in a lead role in Bingo, the upcoming film in BLUMHOUSE Television and Amazon Studio’s Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE slate of movies.


The cast of Bingo also includes Richard Brake (“Game of Thrones”) in the role of “Mr. Big”, Clayton Landey (Sully) as “Morris”, Jonathan Medina (“The Purge”) as “Eric”, Bertila Damas (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as “Yolanda”, Grover Coulson (“Friday Night Lights”) as “Clarence”, Kelly Murtagh (“The Purge”) as “Raquel”, and David Jensen (Midnight Special) as “Mario.”


Caldwell will star as “Dolores,” a witty, loyal and tough grandmother from the neighborhood of Oak Springs who, alongside her best friend “Lupita,” has dedicated her life to the community and will do anything to save it from the nefarious forces that threaten her family and friends.


The recipient of numerous accolades for her stage work including a Tony Award for her work in August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” Caldwell’s extensive film and tv resume includes Concussion with Will Smith, The Fugitive, Waiting to Exhale, Devil in The Blue Dress, “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Queen Sugar,” “Madam Secretary,” and is currently recurring as Simone Missick’s mother on the CBS series “All Rise,” HBO’s “Insecure,” “A Million Little Things,” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Caldwell also starred in BLUMHOUSE Television’s anthology series Sacred Lies.


Previously announced cast include Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel) in the role of “Lupita,” Dolores’ best friend; and Joshua Caleb Johnson (The Good Lord Bird) will play “Dolores”’ grandson “Caleb.”


Announced last year, Bingo is one of the forthcoming, anticipated films in Amazon Prime Video’s Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE slate of genre, horror-thriller films highlighting female and emerging filmmakers, and diverse casts with new and established actors in unexpected roles.


Logline: In the barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and stubborn group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita, keeps them together as a community, a family. But little do they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.


Bingo is directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero (Imagen Award-winning Into the Dark: Culture Shock, The Purge series). Shane McKenzie & Gigi Saul Guerrero, along with Perry Blackshear pen the script.

Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Raynor Shima, Lisa Bruce, and Lauren Downey executive produce.

L. Scott Caldwell is represented by The Rosenzweig Group and SMS Talent.


EPIX and BLUMHOUSE Unveil Original Films Slate


Premium network EPIX® and BLUMHOUSE today announced a new partnership, in which Jason Blum’s television company will develop and produce eight elevated, standalone horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for the network. Blum will serve as executive producer.


The first film, A House on the Bayou, from writer/director Alex McAulay (Don’t Tell A Soul), will commence production in late spring, with an eye towards a premiere on EPIX in December 2021. Casting is underway. The film follows a troubled couple and their preteen daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light.


The rest of the slate will debut in 2022.


Building on the television company's success with the Welcome to the BLUMHOUSE movies slate for Amazon and Into the Dark anthology series for Hulu, the deal is the first-of-its-kind for EPIX, which is adding films to its growing slate of premium original content (most recently, it exclusively debuted the critically-acclaimed horror-thriller St Maud).


BLUMHOUSE’s track record of producing high-quality, audience-favorite films have made them a driving force in the horror genre renaissance, and have been top-notch partners for EPIX,” said Michael Wright, president, EPIX. “We can’t wait to work with Jason Blum and his talented team in this new capacity, and make EPIX the exclusive home of more BLUMHOUSE content.”


“This partnership with EPIX is an additional opportunity for us to collaborate with a great team in helping them grow their slate of genre films, while continuing to bring BLUMHOUSE fans the kind of programming they know and love," said Chris McCumber, President BLUMHOUSE Television.


Also a destination for premium original series, EPIX and BLUMHOUSE recently announced the May 16 premiere of Fall River, a 4-part docuseries about a series of chilling murders tied to sex and satanic cults, set in the 1980s.


Alex McAulay is represented by Verve, Writ Large Management, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.