Melissa Barrera is set to star in a erotic horror film called The One, alongside Nicholas Hoult and Lana Condor, which is being produced by Daisy Jones and the Six’s Riley Keough.
“The film is nightmarish horror about the romantic and psychological warfare waged by our beloved popular entertainment — and also begs the question… are we, the viewers, complicit?” reads the synopsis. “It follows Taylor (Barrera), who makes a last-ditch effort to find love by becoming a contestant on a reality dating show. Now down to just herself and two other women competing to win the heart of Mason (Hoult), Taylor begins to feel the artifice of the show fade, and the game becomes terrifyingly real. Amidst the opulent beachfront setting, fairytale dates and ever-flowing champagne, pursuit turns into obsession and rivalry turns into treachery as reality itself blurs.”
The One will be written and directed by Kevin Armento and Jaki Bradley with Keough producing.
“We’ve been dreaming up this project for years, and are thrilled to now bring it to life with our actual dream team,” Armento and Bradley said in a statement. “Nick, Melissa, Riley, and Lana are some of the most exciting talents around, and their passion for this film — shared by our incredible producing — has us even more eager to make this nightmare a reality.”