Deadline reports that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Morning Show, Black Mirror), Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) will star in the new movie, Blood Ties. The film will be based on a true story described by journalist Nathan Geller for the New Yorker.
In 1985, a married couple, Nancy and Derek Hayesome, were murdered in a Virginia suburb. Quite quickly, the main suspects are the daughter of the murdered Lizzy (Kiernan Shipka) and her lover Jens (Cole Sprouse). Before they manage to be detained and interrogated, the couple escapes to Europe and as a result is put on the international wanted list. Detective Reese Rezek is obsessed with the desire to complete the case entrusted to her and for many years follows the trail of suspects. Only six years after the crime will the case be solved.
Aaron Katz wrote the script for the film and will direct it. The producer is Fred Berger (La La Land). The dates of filming and premiere have not yet been announced. The film is slated to be presented next year at the Toronto Film Festival.