Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is coming our way - but this time not as the much-loved Mike Wheeler. The 19-year-old actor has announced he will co-write and co-direct a horror-comedy film alongside When You Finish Saving the World's Billy Bryk! Not only are the pair writing and directing the upcoming film, but they will both be starring in the film, Hell of a Summer. Here's what to know.
The Canadian actor has been starring in Netflix's Stranger Things since its release in 2016. And since then, the drama has gained an incredible cult following. Taking place in the '80s in Indiana, Stranger Things follows a group of friends who come across supernatural forces and a series of secret government acts, which prompt them to look for answers and uncover some mysteries along the way. Wolfhard is also known for his role as Richie Tozier in the 2019 thriller It and It: Chapter Two, which grossed over $1.2 billion at the box offices. NBD. The young actor will also star in the upcoming film When You Finish Saving the World, directed and written by Jesse Eisenberg and produced by the one and only Emma Stone! So safe to say, he's everywhere at the moment.
"I am so excited to be co-directing my first feature film. I get the chance to work with an incredible cast and crew, and to work with a company like 30WEST and Aggregate is a real dream," Wolfhard said in an official press release. The horror-comedy will also star Fred Hechinger from White Lotus and Pam and Tommy, but the plot details are being kept on the down-low for now. However, we do know the principal photography will start later this month in Ontario, Canada.
However, Hell of a Summer will not be the first film Finn Wolfhard has directed! In fact, the actor made his directorial debut in 2020 with his first short film, Night Shifts - which also starred Billy Bryk. Wolfhard later won an award for Best Director at the Atlanta ShortsFest and was nominated for two more awards elsewhere! As of now, there are no details on when the horror-comedy will premiere, but until then, we'll be watching Stranger Things - and waiting impatiently for season 5!