Getting her start in Idle Hands, THR writes that Jessica Alba is returning to horror with the microbudget The Veil. She will star alongside The Mist‘s Thomas Jane, who was announced yesterday.
Phil Joanou is on board to direct the pic, which has a script by Robert Ben Garant, a co-writer on the Night of the Museum movies who also wrote Jessabelle for Blum.
“The Veil‘s story, which seems like a riff on the various cult films from this past year, “revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.”
Alba will play the documentary filmmaker who accompanies the survivor back to the compound to investigate what really happened.
An April shoot is being eyed.