Sydney Sweeney will act in and produce “Immaculate,” an upcoming psychological horror film from Black Bear Pictures. Sweeney will work again with director Michael Mohan, who will helm a scenario by Andrew Lobel. Sweeney and Mohan previously collaborated in 2021 on “The Voyeurs.” Principal photography will begin in January 2023.
Sweeney plays Cecilia, a devout Catholic woman who is granted a meaningful new post at a prestigious Italian convent. According to the synopsis, Cecilia’s pleasant welcome to the picture-perfect Italian countryside is disrupted when it becomes evident that her new house hides dark and frightening secrets.
Sweeney has progressively acquired a substantial acting résumé, having recently been revealed as the lead in Sony’s “Barbarella” revival, Universal Pictures’ “The Caretaker,” and Sony’s next Marvel picture “Madame Web.” She is most recognized for her roles in programs such as “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus,” for which she received Emmy nods.
Mohan is best known for writing and directing the steamy sensual thriller “The Voyeurs” for Amazon Studios, as well as co-creating and executive producing the Netflix Original Series “Everything Sucks,” in which Sweeney featured. Bernad just received an Emmy for executive producing the first season of “The White Lotus,” and she will continue in that capacity for the following season.
Sweeney and Jonathan Davino will produce for Fifty-Fifty Films, along with David Bernad, who created the concept with Sweeney after they collaborated on “The White Lotus,” and Teddy Schwarzman and Michael Heimler for Black Bear. Will Greenfield and John Friedberg of Black Bear will executive produce alongside Christopher Casanova and Christopher Casanova of Black Bear. Black Bear International will handle international sales and introduce the film to the market at the American Film Market alongside CAA and Paradigm, which will handle domestic rights.
Sweeney is represented by Paradigm and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Mohan is repped by WME Entertainment and Brecheen Feldman, Breimer Silver Thompson. Bernad is represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. APA represents Greenfield.