Winstead To Embrace “The Darkness”

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Scott Pilgrim,” “The Thing”) is set to star in the psychological horror thriller “The Darkness” for Occupant Entertainment and XYZ Films says Screen Daily.

Loosely based on Henry James’ classic novella “The Turn of the Screw”, the story follows a young American student working for a charismatic tutor in an English manor house. She soon becomes convinced that she and the children she is warding are being haunted.

The story was most famously adapted into a 1950 play and its 1961 film adaptation “The Innocents” starring Deborah Kerr which is considered one of the best psychological thrillers ever made.

“The Last Exorcism” director Daniel Stamm helms the film from a script by Megan Holley (“Sunshine Cleaning”). Shooting kicks off in Europe in the Summer.