Richard Jenkins is on board and Bradley Whitford is in final negotiations to star in the mystery-shrouded MGM/UA horror project The Cabin in the Woods, written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, who also is directing. Whedon is producing.
The Hollywood Reporter says that much like Cloverfield, which Goddard wrote, the “Cabin” storyline provides a new twist on a classic scenario — in this case the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope.
The trade adds that Jenkins and Whitford will play white-collar co-workers with a mysterious connection to the cabin.
Filming will start in the spring for a February 5, 2010 release.