Jenkins & Whitford Enter Whedon’s “Cabin”

Richard Jenkins (“The Visitor,” “Burn After Reading”) is on board and Bradley Whitford (TV’s “The West Wing”) is in final negotiations to star in MGM’s horror project “Cabin in the Woods” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Jenkins and Whitford will play white-collar co-workers with a mysterious connection to the titular cabin. The project is said to explore a new twist on the classic scenario.

The long in-development project was penned by “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon and his regular writing cohort Drew Goddard (“Cloverfield”). Whedon is also producing.

Shooting is slated to begin this spring for a February 5th 2010 release.