Kate Beckinsale Set For Brad Anderson’s ‘Eliza Graves’, Which Has Mel Gibson As Producer…

Total Recall and Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale, pictured, is in negotiations to star in Eliza Graves, a psychological thriller from Nu Image/Millennium, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Brad Anderson, whose thriller The Call opens today, is directing the tale that is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, a 1945 short story titled The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.

Beckinsale will play the title character of Eliza, a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job at an insane asylum, falling for one of the doctors but then discovering that the occupants have taken it over. Joe Gangemi wrote the script.

A June 21 production start date in Bulgaria is penciled in.

Producing are Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff and Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli. David Higgins, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are executive producing.

 
  • c-s-a78

    what ever happened to underworld 5???

  • djblack1313

    c-s-a78, RIGHT?! i’m fucking pissed that they just left it so open ended in AWAKENING and it looks like Beckinsale has no interest in returning to that franchise (even though it’s made her a star). i DO love Beckinsale though and this ELIZA GRAVES movie sounds pretty cool!

    • c-s-a78

      i fully agree.i thought they were going to do a new trilogy of the 3D version,like resident evil did.it was left open for part 5.i was very keen to see where the story was going to go in the next part.KB dose do a good kick ass in action movies…e.g-underworld/vacancy/total recall.

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    1845.
    not 1945.

    • lucie-with-a-gun

      ghost writer?

  • TheManInBlack

    Anderson is capable enough, and Beckinsale is always great. Could be fun.

  • djblack1313

    i DO love Kate but when she says (she said this in interviews in the past) she doesn’t want to do the “sex bomb” roles anymore and then poses for pix like this (sex bomb) it pisses me off. since Selene is one of the “sex bomb” roles she’s talking about, she can’t have it both ways. either embrace the sexy roles or stop taking pix like this where you’re being sexy. lol.

  • minya

    Yum-yum! Get me my lobster bib!