Olivia Holt & Mason Gooding Making ‘Heart Eyes’ For Spyglass

EXCLUSIVE: Cruel Summer actress Olivia Holt and recent Scream franchise star Mason Gooding are set for the Spyglass’ original horror rom-com, Heart Eyes, which is rolling cameras in New Zealand.

The latest pic builds on the campy horror canon that Spyglass is building in the wake of 2022’s Scream, last year’s Scream VI and Thanksgiving.

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In the new pic, when the Heart Eyes Killer strikes Seattle, a pair of co-workers pulling overtime on Valentine’s Day are mistaken for a couple by the elusive couple-hunting killer. Now they must spend the most romantic night of the year running for their lives.

Spyglass has tapped horror comedy filmmaker, Josh Ruben (Werewolves Within and Scare Me) who’ll helm from a screenplay written by Phillip Murphy (The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, Freaky) & Michael Kennedy (Freaky). Landon and Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks (M3gan, Totally Killer) are producing. Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Chris Stone will serve as EPs with Murphy.

Ruben said, “My love of horror is rivaled only by my love of romantic comedies. I’m excited as hell to mount my most challenging genre bender to date: a brutal slasher in a nostalgic rom-com universe.”

Holt can next be seen starring in the rom-com Jingle Bell Heist and has a guest starring role on Peacock’s new comedy series Laid. Holt most recently starred in Cruel Summer and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger for Freeform and Amazon’s horror comedy Totally Killer. Last year, Holt made her Broadway debut as the iconic Roxie Hart in the classic musical Chicago. The actress is repped by WME and Entertainment 360, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich, Goodell & Gellman.

Gooding is well known for playing Chad Meeks-Martin in the global box office hits Scream and Scream VI. He will next be seen in Kyle Mooney’s disaster comedy Y2K and marked his feature film debut in Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart. Gooding is repped by CAA, Sugar23 and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Ruben’s feature directorial debut Scare Me premiered at Sundance 2020. He also starred on Dropout’s comedy series, Make Some Noise. He is repped by Artists First, CAA and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

Spyglass Media Group, LLC recently produced the Amazon MGM Studios the $55M-plus holiday hit The Boys in the Boat, and has the high school comedy Incoming as well as the iconic fashion competition television series Project Runway.

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