Daniel Craig has signed on to star in the Morgan Creek psychological thriller Dream House, it was announced today by James G. Robinson and Rick Nicita, co-chairmen of Morgan Creek Productions.
Craig will play a successful publishing executive who quits his job in New York City to relocate his family and two daughters to a beautiful house in a small New England town. They soon learn their home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children, believed to be at the hands of the husband who survived.
The film will be directed by master storyteller and acclaimed director Jim Sheridan, who has been nominated for six Oscars, two Golden Globes and has directed seven actors into Oscar-nominated roles. His previous works include My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, and In America. His next film, Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaall and Natalie Portman, will be released this December 4.
Daniel Craig is currently preparing for his Broadway debut in “A Steady Rain” directly by John Crowley and co-starring Hugh Jackman. His previous theatre credits include “Hurlyburly” with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, “Angels in America” at The National Theatre, and “A Number” at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2006 Daniel made his debut as the sixth ‘James Bond’ in Casino Royale, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination (Best Actor). 2008 saw Daniel’s second outing as James Bond in Quantum of Solace. He recently finished making Steven Spielberg’s new film The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Other film credits include Defiance, The Road to Perdition, The Golden Compass, Flashbacks of a Fool, Elizabeth, Love is the Devil, The Mother, Sylvia, The Jacket, Layer Cake, Enduring Love, Munich, and Infamous (Independent Spirit Award nomination). Daniel’s television credits include the BBC’s adaptation of Michael Frayn’s award-winning drama “Copenhagen,” “Our Friends in the North,” “Sword of Honour,” and the two-part BBC film “Archangel,” based on Robert Harris’ book of the same name.
Dream House will be produced by Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson along with David Robinson and Daniel Bobker & Ehren Krueger. The screenplay was written by David Loucka. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Toronto on January 25, 2010. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America. Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek International will distribute internationally.