Danielle Panabaker will star opposite Amber Heard in The Ward, a psychological horror thriller that John Carpenter is directing for Echo Lake Entertainment and A Bigger Boat.
The Hollywood Reporter says the story follows a girl (Heard) who is admitted to a psychiatric ward, meets other girls there with distinct personalities and discovers a mysterious girl haunting the halls at night.
Panabaker plays a patient in the institution, a snobbish girl who flirts with orderlies and faces electroshock therapy.
Mamie Gummer (Taking Woodstock) also has been cast as a patient.
Michael and Shawn Rasmussen wrote the script, with revisions by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin next month in Spokane, Washington.