Take a first look at Helen Mirren from the upcoming Winchester movie
CBS Films has today revealed a first look at Dame Helen Mirren from the upcoming Winchester movie. The supernatural thriller is now in production with Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination) directing from a screenplay they wrote with Tom Vaughan. The Academy Award-winning star joins Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson in the film, which is set for a 2018 release. You can check out the full image in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page and, in the player below, watch a brief video version that compares Mirren to the real Sarah Winchester.
The Winchester movie follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (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 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.
Winchester is being financed by Bullitt Entertainment, Diamond Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment, with Diamond Pictures handling international sales. Bullitt’s Benedict Carver, Diamond’s Daniel Diamond and Tobin Armbrust are executive producing. Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper and Simon Oakes also will serve as executive producers. Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin and Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan are producing.
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