"Suburgatory" star Jane Levy, who will next be delighting and terrifying fans in her role of Mia in the upcoming EVIL DEAD remake, has just signed on for another genre film, scoring the leading role in Bharat Nalluri's horror thriller IN A DARK PLACE.
IN A DARK PLACE is a psychological thriller focused around a young American governess, played by Levy, who goes to London to take care of a doll. The family treats the doll like it was their son and expects the governess to take care of it as such. When the family leaves for a holiday, the woman begins to think the doll is haunted and may be alive.
Although the 'haunted doll' thing has been done to death, I have high hopes for IN A DARK PLACE. The fact that it is being promoted as a psychological thriller makes me think the film may eschew the walking, talking killer doll format (i.e. CHILD'S PLAY, DOLLY DEAREST) and going with something a little more mysterious.
Gold Circle is financing the film with Bharat Nalluri (THE CROW: SALVATION) to direct from a screenplay by Stacey Menear. Paul Brooks, Roy Lee and Jim Weddaa will produce.