With his film The Call doing well on its opening day, some possible casting news is coming in for Brad Anderson’s next film, Eliza Graves. According to THR, Underworld star and the object of Matt Fini’s desire, Kate Beckinsale, is in talks for the lead role.
THR reports that if cast, Beckinsale will play the title character of Eliza, a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job at an insane asylum, falling for one of the doctors but then discovering that the occupants have taken it over. The film is loosely based upon one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, a 1945 short story titled “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.”
Producing are Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff, and Oren Peli. David Higgins, Christa Campbell, and Lati Grobman are executive producing. Joe Gangemi wrote the script.
A June 21 production start date in Bulgaria is penciled in.
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