Over the last few weeks a couple of production titles have hit the blogs with Mischa attached to star in both Papa and The Malevolent. Both have production dates slated for August-September 2015 but I haven’t seen any firm information for either title yet. PAPA is in the process of wrapping up casting so I guess we’ll find out for sure if Mischa is moving forward with these roles in the near future. Here is the synopsis of each title:
Papa is the story of a young man named Ben, adopted by wonderful parents. But, when Ben has an overwhelming need to find his biological parents, he discovers they were in a terrible car accident, killing his mother and leaving his biological father David, mentally challenged. With the help of his friends, but not his unsupportive girlfriend Jennifer (MISCHA BARTON), he finds his real PAPA (as he calls him) living in an adult home for the mentally challenged. There, Ben meets a beautiful, caring and young native Brazalian girl named Dina (SAN BLAKKERT), his real father David’s caretaker. Ben’s adopted parents, Jack & Sarah (DARYL HANNAH & FRANKIE AVALON), didn’t want Ben to find out about his parents to protect him from the pain.
After a serious car accident put him in the hospital and then confined him to a wheelchair during his prolonged recovery, early twenties-something Keith is all but imprisoned in his 4th floor walkup apartment. On the day of the accident, his live-in girlfriend had left him and had taken almost all their shared belongings, leaving him with no television, no stereo system and not much more than a couch to sleep on. Lonely and understandably feeling sorry for himself, Keith has only the visits from his best friend Carlos and his home health care supervisor to look forward to. Keith has been hearing things and seeing things, which he blames on his pain medication. In an attempt to amuse himself, and to find answers as to why his girlfriend left him, Keith dabbles with a spirit board (an Ouija board) and ends up unknowingly inviting a malevolent and shapeshifting entity into his life, one that takes on the guise of a beautiful and helpless young woman, presumably from the vacant apartment upstairs. Blinded by his desire to protect her, Keith doesn’t see her true nature until it’s far too late.