Strathairn pops in for DW's 'Sisters'

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David Strathairn has signed on to topline the horror remake "A Tale of Two Sisters" for DreamWorks.

Elizabeth Banks already has joined the project, which is based on Kim Jee-woon's 2003 Korean thriller. Strathairn will play a concerned father of two girls who return home after spending time in a mental institution. Once there, they are forced to deal with their stepmother's (Banks) obsessive and unbalanced ways as well as an interfering ghost.

Brothers Thomas and Charles Guard will direct "Sisters," which is scheduled to start filming next month in Shreveport, La.

Craig Rosenberg penned the screenplay, with a rewrite from Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro.

Mark Sourian is overseeing the project on behalf of DreamWorks president of production Adam Goodman.

Strathairn's upcoming films include "The Bourne Ultimatum," "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "My Blueberry Nights," which unspooled at May's Festival de Cannes. He was nominated for a best actor Oscar for 2005's "Good Night, and Good Luck."

He is repped by ICM and manager Madeline Ryan.
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