McG to direct coming-of-age horror movie The Babysitter

McG has lined up his next directing project, and he didn’t have to go too far to find it. The Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation filmmaker is on board to helm New Line’s horror-comedy The Babysitter, which he was already set to produce, EW has confirmed.

His production company Wonderland Sound & Vision optioned Brian Duffield’s script back in November, and the next month it landed on the 2014 Black List of “most-liked” unproduced screenplays. (Duffield’s other writing credits include Insurgent and Jane Got a Gun.)

The Babysitter is to tell the story of a lonely 12-year-old boy who’s infatuated with his babysitter and learns some hard truths about life, love, and murder. It will mark McG’s first film as a director since 2014’s 3 Days to Kill.

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