Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in the Stephen King adaptation The Ten O'Clock People. The project once had Justin Long and Rachel Nichols attached to star back in 2012, but they are no longer involved.
The story centers on a man named Brandon Pearson (Jay Baruchel), who takes a cessation drug to try and quit smoking. When he starts smoking again with the drug still in his system, it triggers a side effect where Brandon can see that several authority figures are actually monsters.
Horror veteran Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play) is directing from his own adapted screenplay, with Don Carmody attached to produce. Jay Baruchel, Pascal Borno, Scott Karol, E.J. Meyers and Nathaniel Kramer serving as executive producers. Production is slated to begin this June, in Jay Baruchel's hometown of Montreal, with the project currently being shopped to buyers at the European Film Market.
Jay Baruchel most recently starred in the comedy This Is the End, and he will next be seen in RoboCop, opening in theaters next week. He also returns to voice Hiccup in the animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2.