Oscar Winner Ariana DeBose is set to star in ‘House of Spoils’. The film is directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, and is based on their original idea. DeBose will play an ambitious chef who must battle kitchen chaos, a dubious investor, crushing self-doubt, and the powerful spirit threatening to sabotage her.
Described as a “tense, psychological and sensuous thriller that will leave hearts pounding and mouths watering,” the film is set to start production this fall and will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
“Since ‘Blow the Man Down,’ we have been huge fans of Bridget and Danielle’s unique filmmaking voice and knew we needed to be a part of whatever they wanted to do next,” stated Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios. “Pairing their thrilling script with Ariana’s incredible talent is a dream come true, and we could not be more excited to bring this story to the screen and to our customers around the world.”
Added Blumhouse Television president Chris McCumber: “We’re excited to see Ariana’s fresh, bold and spirited energy that won her an Oscar in a role that is completely different. And with the gifted filmmaking team of Bridget and Danielle, the talent in front of and behind the camera is exceptional.”
The pic is produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse; Alex Scharfman, Lucas Joaquin, and Drew Houpt for Secret Engine; and Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer; with McCumber and Jeremy Gold executive producing on behalf of Blumhouse Television.
DeBose is best known for her role in the Netflix musical film The Prom (2020) and the Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon! (2021), before gaining widespread recognition for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s musical West Side Story (2021).