Thomas Jane is no stranger to the horror genre, having starred in Frank Darabont's THE MIST, Lawrence Kasdan's Stephen King adaptation DREAMCATCHER, as well as the upcoming killer bear flick ENDANGERED, and today we learn Jane will be returning to play in the horror sandbox as THR is reporting that Jane will star in THE VEIL, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, which has Phil Joanou on board to direct. Universal will distribute per its first-look deal with Blumhouse.
Joanou is a video director who helmed the Kim Basinger-Richard Gere erotic thriller FINAL ANALYSIS but most recently teamed up with Jane to make the wildly popular short DIRTY LAUNDRY, an unauthorized take on the Marvel vigilante character The Punisher.
THE VEIL is written by Robert Ben Garant who also wrote the upcoming horror pic JESSABELLE for Blumhouse. THE VEIL centers on...
The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
The plan is to shoot in April. Blum and Garant are producing.