Danielle Panabaker (“Mr. Brooks,” “Friday the 13th”) will star opposite Amber Heard (“The Stepfather,” “The Informers”) in John Carpenter’s psychological horror thriller “The Ward” for Echo Lake Entertainment and A Bigger Boat says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows a girl (Heard) who is admitted to a psychiatric ward, meets other girls there with distinct personalities and discovers a mysterious girl haunting the halls at night.
Panabaker plays a patient in the institution, a snobbish girl who flirts with orderlies and faces electroshock therapy. Mamie Gummer (“Taking Woodstock”) also has been cast as a patient.
Michael and Shawn Rasmussen wrote the script, with revisions by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. Shooting kicks off next month in Spokane, Washington.