The "Mother's Day" star will star in the fantasy film, Deadline reports. She's one of multiple stars currently linked to the project, including Craig Robinson ("Tragedy Girls" and "The Office") and Zac Efron ("The Greatest Showman"). Robinson is reportedly on board, while Efron is still "in talks."
The film centers on a girl with special but dangerous abilities who escapes from a New Orleans mental institution. It inspired by similar movies in its genre from the 1980s and 1990s, per Deadline. The actors' roles haven't been revealed, but we're already intrigued.
Hudson has done a variety of films over the years. Her most recent credits include the 2017 biopic "Marshall," the 2016 disaster film "Deepwater Horizon," and the 2016 rom-com "Mother's Day." In joining "Blood Moon," she's adding another interesting project to her list.
Meanwhile, Amirpour has directed two other features films, 2014's "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" and 2016's "The Bad Batch." The former was particularly well received and has a 96 percent rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Now, she's attracted a lot of talent for "Blood Moon," which seems to bode well for the movie.
Production will reportedly kick off in spring 2019.