Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in The Darkness

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German helmer Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is set to helm psychological thriller The Darkness, which HanWay Films will unveil to buyers at the Berlinale this week.

The project will topline Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as an American student looking after her tutor’s two children in a remote English manor house. She soon comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted when their lives are threatened by mysterious events.

Megan Holley penned the script, while Occupant EntertainmentÂ’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino and Management 360’s Ben Forkner will produce.

Genre-specialty banner XYZ Films, whose Gareth Evans helmer The Raid has been a critical success at festivals, will executive produce The Darkness. The film is slated to begin lensing in Europe this summer.

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