Ready to meet Chauncey?

Blumhouse y Lionsgate continue to familiarize audiences with teddy bear Chauncey, revealing an official image of the villain of the new horror project Imaginaryof the co-writer and director Jeff Wadlow.

Chauncey is played by actor DiLiegro data (Prey). You can find the image at the end of this note (via Bloody Disgusting).

The one titled in our market as Imaginary diabolical toy opens in the United States this Friday March 8 via Lionsgate, while Mexico will arrive next Thursday March 14.


“A young woman returns to her childhood home only to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and very unhappy that she left him.”

Spoiler alert, the imaginary friend is not imaginary, nor is he your friend.

DeWanda Wise (Jurassic World Dominion) stars in and produces the feature film. They accompany him in the delivery Pyper Braun, Betty Buckley (Preacher, Split), Veronica Falcon (Ozark, Perry Mason, Queen of the South), Matthew Sato (High School Musical: The Musical – The Series, Grown-ish), DiLiegro data (Prey, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3), Taegen Burns (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers), y Tom Payne (The Walking Dead, Prodigal Son).

Jumping right into the story, it centers on Jessica (Wise), who moves back to her childhood home with her family, only to discover that her youngest stepdaughter, Alice (Braun), has developed a strange bond with a teddy bear named Chauncey that he finds in the basement. Alice begins playing games with Chauncey that start out fun and become increasingly sinister. As Alice's behavior becomes increasingly worrying, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the teddy bear she thought he was.

Wadlow co-wrote the script with Greg Erb, Jason Oremland.

In a press release, Wadlow said:

“Not all imaginary friends are friendly… at least that's what the characters at the heart of Imaginary are about to discover.”

“I love making movies that play with the audience's perception of what's real and what's not, so a horror movie that explores the terrifying possibilities of imaginary friends was the perfect testing environment to play with.”

“I think the movie we made is full of unexpected twists, big scares and, above all, a lot of exciting fun. DeWanda, Pyper, and Taegen, the central characters of our story, are not only believable as a blended family, but it's also a blast to watch the story unfold. I think audiences will love seeing them go toe-to-toe with Chauncey, our evil bear.

“I promise you'll never look at a Teddy the same way again.”

Wadlow has collaborated with Blumhouse on horror projects such as Truth or Dare and the reboot of Fantasy Islandin addition to having been in charge of other films such as Cry Wolf, Kick-Ass 2y The Curse of Bridge Hollow.

Wadlow produces the film with Jason Blum and Wise. The executive producer is Ryan Turek.

Credit: Parrish Lewis


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