Just a few days after reports emerged that she had signed on to “Still I Rise”, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has locked down both a new film and stage gig.
Gyllenhaal will star in the supernatural thriller “Voice from the Stone”, based on Silvio Raffo’s novel “Le Voce Della Pietra” reports Variety. She plays a nurse drawn to the aid of a young boy who is haunted by malevolent forces within the walls of an old house in the Italian countryside.
As she develops a relationship with the boy’s father, she also becomes haunted by the same evil presence and must fight to save herself and the boy. Eric Howell directs the project while Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini are producing.
Gyllenhaal begins shooting “Still I Rise” next week, and is also attached to star in both the Hugh Dancy feature “Hysteria”, and a biopic of musician Bill Monroe. She’s also assumed the title role in the June 1st reading of Alan Alda’s play “Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie” after Meryl Streep had to drop out.