Sarsgaard and Farmiga to Star in Orphan


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.