‘Harry Potter’ Wizard Turns To Terror In ‘Eliza Graves’

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Deadline writes about the Brad Anderson-directed thriller Eliza Graves is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and begins production next week.

What’s interesting, besides the new cast, is that if it makes it, the Millennium Films project will mark the end of a long road for screenwriter Joseph Gangemi, who penned the script adapting “The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether” 15 years ago, with three studios taking a crack at it before Millennium acquired U.S. rights at the last American Film Market.

Now David Thewlis (pictured; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York, The Raven) have joined a cast that already includes Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine in a thriller “about a young doctor who comes to apprentice at a mental institution and meets a beautiful patient that he falls in love with amidst a set of difficult circumstances, which may be more complicated than they seem.

Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson (yeah, this is random), Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff are producing. Executive producers are David Higgins, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Mark Gill.