Nina Dobrev isn’t taking a break this summer. After wrapping season five of The Vampire Diaries she started filming the comedy horror, The Final Girls.
Nina’s character just lost her mother, a former 80s scream queen. Nina and a group of friends is transported back to a film her mother made. Nina is reunited with her mother, played by Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, Wanderlust), and they have to fight off the killer to survive.
The film also stars Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, The Hunger Games’ Alexander Ludwig, Workaholics’ Adam Devine and The Bling Rings’ Taissa Farmiga.
Thomas will be playing Nina’s ex-best friend that is thrilled to be in the middle of a classic horror film, The Hollywood Reporter said. Alexander will play Taissa’s love interest and Adam will play the appointed teen seducer for a movie within a movie.
It sounds like they are have a great time filming so far. Nina took to her WhoSay account and said: “Wrapped day 1 of FINAL GIRLS. LMAO all day @t_farmiga @middleditch @adamdevine @staussschulson @MalinAkerman @AlexanderLudwig #TheFinalGirls.” The picture was of a huge gift basket.
The Final Girls is being directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) and the script was written by Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller. Michael London (The Illusionist) and Janice Williams (Milk) are producing the film.
According to THR, Michael describes the film as “the unlikely child of Back to the Future and Friday the 13th.”
The cast started filming last month in Louisiana, THR reported.
Look for the film in theaters next year.