Lee Pace and Carrie Coon to Star in Blumhouse Thriller 'The Keeping Hours' (Exclusive)

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Karen Moncrieff will direct the latest project from producer Jason Blum.

Lee Pace and Carrie Coon have signed on to star in The Keeping Hours, the latest micro-budget genre project from Jason Blum and his Blumhouse label. But in a twist, the project is also shaping up to be the company's first love story.

Karen Moncrieff, who last directed the 2013 Kate Beckinsale-Nick Nolte legal thriller The Trial of Cate McCall (and is a former soap actress), will be behind the cameras when shooting begins in December.

Described as a supernatural love story, the script by Rebecca Sonnenshine centers on two parents whose life together falls apart when their son dies in a car accident. The man, now a successful lawyer, and the woman, now married and an author, get a chance at reconciliation 10 years later. 

John Miranda is exec producing.

Blumhouse, the label that does not sleep, is in pre-production on an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller that will star James McAvoy and follows this year’s success of Shyamalan’s The Visit (over $61 million domestic), Insidious: Chapter 3 ($52 million domestic) and Joel Edgerton’s critical hit The Gift ($43 million).   

Coon played Ben Affleck’s sister in Gone Girl and is one of the stars in HBO’s The Leftovers. She is repped by UTA and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management

Pace played Ronan the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Elvenking in the recent Hobbit movies, and stars in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. He is currently shooting The Book of Henry, the new movie from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. Pace is repped by CAA and Management 360.

Sonnenshine is repped by ICM Partners and Circle of Confusion.