Joey Potter teams with del Toro!

Katie Holmes will leave the kids (yes, referring to Tom too) at home so she can mix it up with the boys for a while when filming begins on her latest flick, the Guillermo del Toro-scripted thriller “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”.

The del-Toro/Matthew Robbins penned pic, set up at Miramax, is based on a 1973 ABC telepic about a young girl who moves in with her father and his girlfriend and discovers they are sharing the house with devilish creatures.

Comic-book artist Troy Nixey will direct. Del Toro sparked to “Latchkey’s Lament,” a Nixey-directed short that captured the tone del Toro wanted for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”

del Toro and Mark Johnson will produce.

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