Media Rights Capital has set Cameron Diaz to star in The Box, a PG-13 horror film that will be directed by Donnie Darko helmer Richard Kelly.
Variety says that Kelly wrote the script based on a Richard Matheson short story. Production will begin in the fall.
The film will cost north of $30 million and Media Rights Capital is committed to bankroll the entire film, as it did with Babel and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno.
Based on the Richard Matheson short story “Button, Button,” the film casts Diaz as a young woman who is given a mysterious box by a stranger. She’s told that certain things will happen depending on which buttons she presses.
Kelly and Sean McKittrick will produce and Ted Hamm will be executive producer.