Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga will star in the horror film Orphan for Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment.
Warner Bros. is distributing the film, which marks helmer Jaume Collet-Serra’s follow-up to House of Wax, also a Dark Castle title. Appian Way, which developed the material and brought it to Silver, is also producing.
The story revolves around a husband and wife (Sarsgaard and Farmiga) who lose a baby and then adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
David Leslie Johnson wrote the screenplay, which is based on a story by Alex Mace.
Shooting is scheduled to begin next week in Toronto and Montreal.
Silver, Susan Downey and Erik Olsen are producing. Don Carmody and Steve Richards executive produce.