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Michael Caine And Ben Kingsley Dig ‘Eliza Graves’

Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Call) continues to stack up the interesting names for Eliza Graves, his psychological thriller from Nu Image/Millennium. The tale 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.

Now he’s roped in a couple of heavy hitters in the form of Michael Caine (pictured above; The Dark Knight, Jaws IV) and Ben Kingsley (Ghandi, Sexy Beast, Iron Man 3), per Deadline. No word as to the nature of their roles just yet.

They join the previously announced Jim Sturgess and Kate Beckinsale. “Sturgess will star as a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job a mental institution which the inmates have taken over and are posing as doctors. He becomes obsessed with the title character (Beckinsale), one of the patients.

Joe Gangemi wrote the script. 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.

A June 24th production start date in Bulgaria is set.



  • Introverted Surd

    Sound like an alright premise. Could be good if its done right but why on earth is one of michael Caine’s films mentioned in this article Jaws IV. He’s been in so many better films and the one of the ones listed is Jaws IV??

  • djblack1313

    Introverted Surd, I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!! lol. why the hell would anyone use JAWS 4 as one of Cain’s many great movies (even DRESSED TO KILL would have been more appropriate! lol. i love that movie) is what stood out to me. Evan what were you thinking! LOL. 🙂

    i was already on board with this movie (i love Kate Beckinsale) and the casting of Caine & Kingsley is sweetens the pot!

  • Beyondthegarve

    Poe’s story was first published in 1845, not 1945.

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