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Kate Beckinsale is apparently in something of a horror groove. After starring in the supernatural drama “Eliza Graves”, she is now mulling over an offer to star in another movie with very definite supernatural overtones — this time “The Disappointments Room” for Media Talent Group.
The plot goes like this:
Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.
D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia”) has already signed on to direct the film, which is currently selling over at the American Film Market.
The other big story here is that this is another sell for Wentworth Miller, the star of Fox’s “Prison Break”, who has moved on to screenwriting, with last year’s “Stoker” from director Chan-wook Park. Which is weird. You don’t usually get a lot of people who are already established actors moving to screenwriting. To directing, sure, but not usually just to screenwriting. If anything, it’s mostly the other way around.