Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Tate Taylor’s upcoming thriller Ma, that stars Octavia Spencer, is scheduled to hit screens this coming May as Universal state the pic will take the summer slot held for a Blumhouse project, Deadline reveal.
Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner in a quiet Ohio town who one day is asked by Maggie (Diana Silvers), a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends. Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own, and offers them the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in her basement. Her hospitality quickly starts to curdle into obsession. Scotty Landes (Workaholics) and Taylor co-wrote the script.
The thriller also stars Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo and Dante Brown. Producers are Blum, Taylor and John Norris. Spencer Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Robin Fisichella are executive producers.