Kevin Costner will star as a dad whose daughter begins displaying scary behavior in the Gold Circle thriller New Daughter, says The Hollywood Reporter. Spanish helmer Luiso Berdejo is attached to direct in his feature debut.
Costner will play John James, a single father who moves to a farm with his two kids after a painful divorce. Soon, his daughter (Ivana Baquero of Pan’s Labyrinth) starts behaving ominously, and Dad begins to suspect that the burial mound in a nearby field might have something to do with it.
“Daughter” is adapted by John Travis from a story by John Connolly, published in his 2005 short fiction collection “Nocturnes.” Principal photography is set to begin in the first quarter.
The film will be fully financed by Gold Circle, with international sales handled by Mandate Pictures. Paul Brooks will produce, and Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt will executive produce.