Brad Anderson’s career has certainly has its up and downs. He got major praise for The Machinist, but few saw Transsiberian, and Vanishing On 7th Street was such a disaster it was quietly slipped out with nobody noticing. However he’s had a bit of a boost with the recent The Call, and now he’s lining up Eliza Graves.
Jim Sturgess and Kate Beckinsale are already aboard to star, and now he’s added some more Brits, as Deadline reports that Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine have signed on to star.
The screenplay is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe called The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, and follows a Med School student trapped in a mental institution that has been overtaken by its inmates. Some of the patients are now pretending to be doctors, but it’s not clear who. Kate Beckinsale will play the title character, an inmate who has an affair with a Harvard grad. There’s no news on who Caine and Kingsley will play, although we’d bet one is a patient posing as a doctor, while the other is the real head of the institution who’s been forced to be a patient.
Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill) wrote the script, with production set to begin June 21st in Bulgaria.