Universal’s Skeleton Key has begun production according to a few sources. The film, which was written by Ehren Kruger (who adapted The Ring), stars Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt and Joy Bryant. Read on for the story.
According to Dark Horizons:
Principal photography recently began on Universal Pictures’ “The Skeleton Key,” a contemporary supernatural thriller, that stars Academy Award(R) nominee Kate Hudson (“Raising Helen”) and Peter Sarsgaard (“Shattered Glass”). Iain Softley (“K-PAX”) directs and produces the motion picture, which is written by Ehren Kruger (“The Ring”). Joining Softley behind-the-camera of “The Skeleton Key” are director of photography Dan Mindel (“Spy Game”), editor Joe Hutshing (“Something’s Gotta Give”), production designer John Beard (the upcoming “Thunderbirds”) and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Man on Fire”). The cast also includes Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy winner Gena Rowlands, Academy Award(R) nominee John Hurt, and Joy Bryant (“Antwone Fisher”)
Set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, “The Skeleton Key” stars Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman’s (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home … a foreboding and decrepit Gothic mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline beings to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret. Peter Sarsgaard portrays Luke, the local attorney working on the couple’s estate, and Joy Bryant plays Jill, Caroline’s best friend.