The Stare will center on a playwright (Ryder) who finds her mind beginning to warp as she struggles to launch her next production. She’s plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but can’t decide if she’s at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Franco will play one of the performers in the playwright’s production.
Directed by Jay Anania (William Vincent), The Stare will be the first project to be funded by Waterstone Entertainment, a new production company formed by producers Jeff Kalligheri and Steve Bowen.
Production is expected to begin next month in New York.