Jim Sturgess Digs Eliza Graves

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Jim Sturgess Digs Eliza GravesMore casting news has come in for the next film from Brad Anderson (who recently enjoyed some box office success with The Call) as one lucky devil has landed the gig to star alongside the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale in Eliza Graves.

According to THR, Jim Sturgess (Heartless, Across the Universe) will star opposite Beckinsale in the new psychological thriller from Nu Image/Millennium.

The film is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, an 1845 short story titled “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.”

Sturgess will star as a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job a mental institution where the inmates have taken over and are posing as doctors. He becomes obsessed with the title character (Beckinsale), one of the patients. Yeah, him and everyone else!

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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