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Terminator Genisys' Jason Clarke joins Helen Mirren in Winchester thriller

09.13.2016by: Brennan Klein
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WINCHESTER, the upcoming thriller from the Spierig Brothers (UNDEAD, DAYBREAKERS) based on the true story of California's Winchester Mystery House, has already accomplished the world's biggest casting coup when it nabbed Helen Mirren to play the title role. No further casting announcements could possibly match that one, but it's still interesting to hear that some fresh blood will be joining the cast: Jason Clarke of last year's TERMINATOR: GENISYS.

The Aussie actor has held a variety of roles in high profile films, including ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE GREAT GATSBY, EVEREST, and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, so he's no stranger to this kind of thing.

WINCHESTER is:

the strange and dramatic tale of Sarah Winchester, who was heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Her husband and child died suddenly, and Sarah came to believe she had been cursed by the lethal legacy of the “gun that won the west” and all of those who ended up on the wrong end of the gun barrel. She consulted a medium, who sent her to San Jose in 1884 to begin a massive construction process that took 38 years and resulted in a 24,000-square-foot, 160-room Gothic mansion.

Clarke will play skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price, who "is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, [and] discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all."

WINCHESTER will commence principal photography in early 2017 on location at the Winchester Mystery House, with further shooting to take place in Australia.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of Jason Clarke?
Source: Variety

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