New Line Takes Dead Body and Daughter


New Line has acquired domestic rights to a pair of fully financed Gold Circle productions: romantic comedy Over Her Dead Body and thriller The New Daughter, reports Variety.

Over Her Dead Body stars Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Stephen Root and Jason Biggs. Jeff Lowell (John Tucker Must Die) wrote the script and makes his directorial debut. New Line has set a Feb. 1 release.

The story centers on a female psychic who falls in love with a skeptic while the ghost of his dead fiancee tries to keep them apart.

The New Daughter stars Kevin Costner and Ivana Banquero (Pan’s Labyrinth) in the story of a single father who moves to a farm with his two kids after a painful divorce. When his daughter starts behaving ominously, he begins to suspect that the burial mound in a nearby field might have something to do with it. The film is based on a story by John Connolly published in his 2005 short fiction collection “Nocturnes.”

Filming will start in early 2008, with Luiso Berdejo directing from a screenplay by John Travis.