Sarah Wayne Callies, star of this summer’s Into the Storm and former co-star of The Walking Dead, has been cast in Pay the Ghost opposite Nicolas Cage, reports Deadline. Additionally, the site says Uli Edel is directing.
Pay the Ghost is based on the Tim Lebbon story that first appeared in the “October Dreams” anthology before it was optioned by Midnight Kitchen Productions.
The story kicks off on Halloween night, when a couple’s young son is mysteriously abducted. A year later, they begin to sense his presence in frightening ways. A string of terrifying clues draws them to search for the boy throughout New York, where they uncover ancient secrets and discover a vicious, vengeful spirit.
According to Deadline, “Callies will play Kristen, Cages estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before hes lost to the spirit world forever.”
Filming begins next month in Toronto.