Jason Clarke Joins Mirren In “Winchester”

Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) is set to join Helen Mirren in the supernatural thriller “Winchester” for CBS Films.

Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig helm the project about firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay.

When skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. To this day the legendary Winchester mystery house is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.

The Spierig’s co-wrote the project with Tom Vaughan while Tim McGahan and Brett Tomberlin will produce.

Source: CBS Films