Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie Haunted by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
It was back in March when we last updated you on the spooky new flick from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, entitled Haunted, but finally we have some new casting news for you! According to Deadline Rose Leslie (The Last Witch Hunter, “Game of Thrones”) will play the lead in the DreamWorks thriller, joining the previously set Alfre Woodard.
The film is said to be inspired by the 1898 Henry James Gothic ghost story The Turn of the Screw and was born out of Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment’s desire to “make a scary film.”
In The Turn of the Screw, a governess hired by a bachelor to take care of his niece and nephew starts seeing ghosts at the country home. When she confides in the maid, she learns that the ghosts are former employees of the estate: Peter Quint and Miss Jessel. The governess begins to suspect that her wards, Flora and Miles, can see the ghosts, but the children refuse to acknowledge the sightings. She is afraid for them, especially when the ghosts appear inside the house.
Haunted was scripted by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring). The film is being produced by Roy Lee, John Middleton, and Scott Bernstein.