Kate Beckinsale is in negotiations to star in , a psychological thriller from Nu Image/Millennium.
Brad Anderson, whose thriller opens today, is directing the tale that is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, a 1945 short story titled
Beckinsale will play the title character of Eliza, a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job at an insane asylum, falling for one of the doctors but then discovering that the occupants have taken it over.
A June 21 production start date in Bulgaria is penciled in.
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Producing are Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff and Oren Peli.
David Higgins, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are executive producing. Joe Gangemi wrote the script.
Beckinsale is the star of the long-running action franchise, and last year starred with Colin Farrell in the remake of
She is repped by UTA, Media Talent Group and Hansen Jacobson.