Bloody Disgusting exclusively told you way back in April that Maria Bello, who has starred in such films as A History of Violence, Secret Window and Assault on Precinct 13, was in talks to star in a new film produced by Saw co-creator James Wan (also director of Dead Silence, Insidious and the forthcoming The Warren Files).
Dimension Films confirmed this morning that Bello is now attached to star as the female lead in the now untitled “James Wan Presents” thriller.
Previously known as House of Horror, Will Canon (Brotherhood) is set to direct. Max La Bella penned the script from an original idea of Wan’s. “The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello), question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying, and the suspect claims the responsibility doesn’t lie with any of the inhabitants, but with the house itself.”
Shooting begins January 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA and the film will be released by Dimension Films.