The based-on-real-life thriller film The Dating Game, which will have Anna Kendrick as a star and a director, has caught some momentum. She will play the real-life bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw from the popular 70s matchmaking show. Bradshaw chose Rodney Alcala for her date; Alcala turned out to be an active serial killer. The Dating Game became a hot ticket item after Anna Kendrick pitched it in person with AGC Studio’s CEO Stuart Ford. AGC Studio is fully financing the film. Several distributors jumped at the chance to get the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Telepool from Germany pre-brought the film. Signature Entertainment has the rights to it in the U.K. and Ireland. Sun Distribution has it for Latin America. Lucky Red has Italian rights for the film. Roadshow Films scored the based-on-real-life thriller film rights for Australia.
Anna Kendrick Has Come a Long Way Since “Twilight”
The star has credits in Up in the Air, Stowaway, Trolls, and Mr. Right. The award-winning actor continues to take on more challenging projects. Anna Kendrick is currently promoting her film Alice, Darling on top of The Dating Game. The actor is an executive producer for the HBO series Love Life. Now Anna Kendrick will wear different hats for the based-on-real-life thriller film The Dating Game. She is a singer, dancer, producer, and now a director. All the true-crime junkies know the story behind the infamous killer Rodney Alcala, but not as much about his date Cheryl Bradshaw. Kendrick’s role will shed some light on what exactly happened between her and Alcala. The based-on-real-life thriller film The Dating Game isn’t even made yet but Anna Kendrick already has several distributors lined up. With AGC Studio backing it, the film is off to a good start.
Keep on the lookout for The Dating Game when it’s all wrapped up.