Jim Sturgess stars as a recent Harvard medical school graduate that takes an internship at a mental institution. Unaware the hospital has been overrun by its patients, the insane are now posing as doctors. Kate Beckinsale stars as the title character, whom the young intern falls in love with. No details were given for Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis' characters, but they join a cast that also includes Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine.
Brad Anderson is directing from a screenplay by Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill), who had written the original screenplay more than 15 years ago. The script is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff are producing, with David Higgins, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Mark Gill executive producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin on June 24.
Stonehearst Asylum comes to theaters October 24th, 2014 and stars Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Caine, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark. The film is directed by Brad Anderson.