Cosmetic: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu team with RH Norman & Micheline Pitt for body horror film

Last year James Wan and his wife Ingrid Bisu made the wonderful bonkers Malignant with screenwriter Akela Cooper. Now Wan and Bisu have come up with the story for a body horror film that will be called Cosmetic, and married filmmaker duo RH Norman and Micheline Pitt have signed on to turn their idea into a screenplay. Norman and Pitt will also direct the film.

Screen Gems has acquired Cosmetic, which will be produced by Wan and Michael Clear through their company Atomic Monster. Bisu and Atomic Monster’s Judson Scott will serve as executive producers. Scott Strauss and Michael Bitar are overseeing the project for Screen Gems.

Deadline reports it Cosmetic is inserted

the beauty industry, colliding the worlds of glamor and body horror in a supernatural tale of one girl’s deadly pursuit of perfection.

If you’re not familiar with Norman and Pitt’s works, Deadline has some background information on them as well:

Norman & Pitt are a married screenwriting team. Pitt is a writer, director, designer, artist, animator and advocate who is the founder and creative director of two multimillion dollar fashion companies and also an advocate for sexual assault survivors as a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She teamed up with Norman to write and direct The ugly, a dark adventure based on her own childhood assault story. Norman directed the short films Gusano and Afghanistan War Brief, Hajji.

I recognized the filmmakers’ names because we reported on their short films The ugly when it was submitted for Oscar consideration last year. It wasn’t nominated, but it was a great short film. I know a lot of genre fans are sold when they check out Cosmetic as soon as they hear that Wan is involved – and after seeing MalignantI’m definitely looking forward to seeing what Wan and Bisu come up with this time.

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