Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”), Peter Stormare (“Prison Break”), Kiele Sanchez (“Lost”), Kevin Sussman (“Ugly Betty”) and Olivia Munn (“Attack of the Show”) have joined Insanitarium.
Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler penned the script and is making his directorial debut on the indie horror thriller.
Metcalfe will play a man who pretends to be crazy in order to save his sister (Sanchez) from being involuntarily hospitalized. Once inside the institute, the siblings discover that a doctor (Stormare) is using his patients like lab rats, forcing them to take a drug that turns them into flesh-eating psychopaths.
Mason Novick, J.C. Spink, Chris Bender, Andrew Golov and Larry Shapiro are producing.