Goldcrest Films announced to Bloody Disgusting that Martin Sheen, pictured below, will star in psychological horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe, director Andre Øvredal’s hotly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed international hit Troll Hunter.
“Sheen will play Tommy, a small-town mortician who receives a mysterious homicide victim – a beautiful young “Jane Doe”, with no apparent cause of death. As Tommy and his son attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, they discover increasingly bizarre clues, which hold the key to her terrifying secrets.”
The film will shoot this summer in London, and subsequent casting announcements are anticipated to follow shortly.
Based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg & Richard Naing, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is produced by Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch, Monsters: Dark Continent). Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are serving as Executive Producers. Goldcrest Post (home to the Academy Award winning sound team from Les Misérables) will be providing picture and sound post production services.