Community star Joel McHale is in final talks to join the cast of Beware the Night for Screen Gems and director Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

The story centers on a New York City cop (Eric Bana) who has put all his belief in religion and faith behind him. The police officer must team up with a renegade priest (Édgar Ramírez) when he becomes targeted by a soldier (Sean Harris) of the devil himself. Joel McHale will play Eric Bana's NYPD partner, a gritty and experienced cop. Olivia Munn also stars as the wife of Eric Bana's character.

Scott Derrickson is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose). Jerry Bruckheimer is producing with Mike Stenson and Chad Oman serving as executive producers. Shooting is currently under way in New York City.