Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Jason Clarke set to join Helen Mirren in Winchester

With Helen Mirren (The Queen) already aboard, news arrives via Variety that Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) will be joining her for supernatural thriller Winchester.

Peter and Michael Spierig (Predestination) are directing this one, having written the script with Tom Vaughan (Unstoppable). The story follows Sarah Winchester (Mirren), heiress to the firearms firm fortune who begins to worry that she is being haunted by the ghosts of people killed by Winchester repeating rifles.

Following the death of her husband and child, she decides to plunge her cash reserves into building a giant mansion she hopes will keep the evil spirits at bay. Clarke is set to play a sceptical San Francisco psychiatrist sent by her estate to evaluate her state of mind, only to discover that she might actually have a point...

The Spierigs are gearing up to shoot in California and Australia, and we can likely expect the film next year. Clarke, last seen in Everest (2015), has several films on the way, including All I See Is You, racial drama Mudbound and CĂ©dric Jimenez's (The Connection) World War II thriller HHhH.

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