October 17, 2012 2:12pm PT by Borys Kit
Jacki Weaver to Star in Horror Movie 'Haunt' (Exclusive)
Jacki Weaver, who garnered an Oscar nomination for the 2010 Australian film Animal Kingdom, has joined the cast of Haunt, an original horror movie being produced and financed by QED International.
Also starring in the movie are Liana Liberato (Trust) and Harrison Gilbertson.
Written by Andrew Barrer, the story centers on a family that moves into a new home with a dark past. The introverted son (Gilbertson) becomes involved with a beautiful girl (Liberato) next door and as they begin to explore their sexual awakening, the two unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.
Weaver will play a former resident of the house who has suffered a terrible family tragedy.
Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Steven Schneider and Will Rowbotham are producing.
Nick Phillips and Kelly Wagner’s Revolver Picture Company is co-financing and producing Haunt with QED.
Production will begin November in Utah, making it four films that QED will be in production on this fall. Shooting began earlier this week in Atlanta on Ten, the new film from David Ayer that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, while John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, which stars Turturro and Woody Allen, begins lensing next week in New York. Later in the season, production will start on Are We Officially Dating? staring Zac Efron.
Since starring in Kingdom, Weaver has appeared in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy The Five-Year Engagement and booked roles in Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell’s latest movie that is generating awards buzz, as well the Fox Searchlight drama Stoker.
She is repped by ICM Partners and Elevate Entertainment.