Jason Clarke joins supernatural thriller Winchester
CBS Films has announced that Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty) has joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Winchester, based on the legendary Winchester mystery house.
“Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor and we look forward to seeing him face off against Dame Helen Mirren as well as any vengeful spirits that might be lurking about the ‘Winchester’ house,” directors Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig said in a statement.
Clarke joins Hellen Mirren in the upcoming film which the Spierig brothers co-wrote with Tom Vaughan. The film will be produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin.
The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. Winchester will take audiences inside the labyrinth like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
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