Olivia Holt and Mason Gooding have nabbed starring roles in Heart Eyes, a horror romantic comedy for Spyglass.

Josh Ruben will direct the genre pic from a screenplay by Phillip Murphy, Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy, with production set for New Zealand. The film, according to the producers, will kick off with the Heart Eyes Killer striking Seattle, and a pair of co-workers doing overtime on Valentine’s Day being mistaken for a couple by the elusive killer.

Now the couple must spend the most romantic night of the year running for their lives. Heart Eyes, blending horror and comedy, will follow on the success of Scream, Scream VI and Thanksgiving for Spyglass.

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Landon, Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks will share producing credits, while Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Chris Stone will serve as executive producers, with Murphy. 

“My love of horror is rivaled only by my love of romantic comedies. I’m excited as hell to mount my most challenging genre bender to date: a brutal slasher in a nostalgic rom-com universe,” Ruben said in a statement.

Holt is set to star in rom-com Jingle Bell Heist and has a guest starring role on Peacock’s new comedy series Laid. Gooding is well known for playing Chad Meeks-Martin in Scream and Scream VI. He will next be seen in Kyle Mooney’s disaster comedy Y2K and marked his feature film debut in Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart.

Ruben had his directorial debut with Scare Me, and he also directed the horror comedy mystery thriller Werewolves Within.

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