Jim Sturgess is one of those actors who for several years has seemed on the edge of major stardom. Now he’d got a new role, as he has signed up to star alongside Kate Beckinsale in Brad Anderson’s movie Eliza Graves, which is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1845 short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fethe, according to THR.
The film is about a Harvard Medical School graduate (Sturgess) who lands a job as an intern at a mental institute. He becomes obsessed with the title character (Beckinsale). However he doesn’t know that the hospital has been overrun by the patients, who are now posing as doctors.
Brad Anderson (The Call) is directing from a screenplay by Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill). Shooting is scheduled to start June 21st in Bulgaria.