On Stranger Tides wasn’t quite the star making turn that hottie Sam Claflin must have been hoping for, but it certainly raised his profile and he’s got another chance to really make an impact next month in Snow White and the Huntsman. Now it’s been announced that Claflin has signed on to star opposite Jared Harris in Hammer Film’s The Quiet Ones.
Claflin will play Bryan McNeil in the supernatural thriller/horror, which will be directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) from and original screenplay by Tom de Ville, with revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and most recently John Pogue. The movie will start shooting in June 2012 in the UK.
Inspired by true events (hmm, yeah right), The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
The Quiet Ones marks Hammer’s next production after the worldwide box office hit, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date.