A new Victorian ghost story is on the way, and honestly, we’re pretty happy because we just don’t get enough of them. Read on for the very first bits of info on the haunting new tale of Angelica.
According to Deadline, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Jena Malone is stepping into the lead to tangle with seductive specters in Victorian England. Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth, Happy Tears) is directing Angelica, a psychological thriller set in 1880s London based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Arthur Phillips (Prague, The Egyptologist).
Malone will play Constance, a young shop girl who falls for and marries Dr. Joseph Barton. After the difficult childbirth of their daughter, Angelica, Malone’s character’s doctor-ordered celibacy creates a rift in the Bartons’ marriage, and a ghostly force enters their home. Joyce Pierpoline is producing for Pierpoline Films along with Richard Lormand.
Phillips’ 2007 novel Angelica unfolded its sexually-charged supernatural mystery from multiple perspectives.
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