Gore Verbinski, who previously tackled supernatural terror with his 2002 remake of The Ring, is moving forward with a new genre entry titled A Cure for Wellness. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that the feature has already found its two leads in Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist, Nymphomaniac).
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, The Lone Ranger) is writing the script for the New Regency project, which follows DeHaan as a man who travels to the Swiss Alps to pick up his boss from a therapeutic institute, only to find that the boss has vanished. Forced to lengthen his stay, DeHaan’s character begins to learn that something sinister is happening. Goth’s character is said to be that of an inmate.
Verbinski, who last directed The Lone Ranger, will also produce A Cure for Wellness through his Blind Wink Productions with plans to begin production in Europe this June. Among Verbinski’s other credits are the first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Nicolas Cage-led dark comedy drama The Weather Man and ILM’s surreal animated adventure Rango, which reteamed Verbinski with frequent collaborator Johnny Depp.
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