Community star Joel McHale has mainly stuck to comedy when he’s dipped his toe into the movies, such as Ted and What’s Your Number?. However now he’s heading towards thriller territory, as THR reports that he’s in final talks to join Eric Bana in Beware The Night, with Sean Harris (Prometheus) also likely to sign on.
Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is set to direct from a script he co-wrote with frequent writing partner Paul Harris Boardman. The movie follows a New York police officer investigating real life demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves after dark. McHale is set to be Bana’s partner, a tough, experienced cop. Harris will be the creepy antagonist, a soldier who’s possibly possessed by the devil. Olivia Munn will play Bana’s wife, and Edgar Ramirez has been cast as a Jesuit priest.
It’s not 100% clear when the movie will shoot, but it appears McHale will slot it in between A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle, a comedy co-starring Robin Williams and Lauren Graham, which he’s just filmed, and Blended, with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which he’ll film later this summer. After that he’s headed back to the Community set for a fifth season.