The already impressive cast list for Brad Anderson's ELIZA GRAVES has just added two more heavyweights as David Thewlis (the HARRY POTTER franchise) and the great Brendan Gleeson (28 DAYS LATER) have joined the previously announced Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine and Kate Beckinsale for the thriller based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe, according to Deadline.
Deadline also reports that the film, which begins shooting next week, marks the end of a long road for screenwriter Joseph Gangemi, who penned the script by adapting Poe's “The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether” 15 years ago, with three studios taking a crack at it before Millennium acquired U.S. rights at the last American Film Market. The film is a turn of the century thriller about...
a young doctor who comes to apprentice at a remote mental institution. He meets a beautiful patient, with whom he falls in love under circumstances which may be much more complicated than they seem.
Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff are producing. Executive producers are David Higgins, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Mark Gill.
We'll keep you updated on casting news for ELIZA GRAVES as it rolls in.