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Director Gore Verbinski has found the leads for his supernatural horror project A Cure for Wellness: Dane DeHaan and Mia Goth.
Revolutionary Road scribe Justin Haythe is writing the script for the New Regency project.
Wellness tells the story of an employee (DeHaan) who is sent to rescue his boss from a European “wellness spa” but soon realizes he’s trapped, and discovers that the facility has a more sinister purpose than just serving the health needs of its patients. Goth, who is in negotiations for the role, will play a longtime patient who is oblivious to the spa director’s dark designs for her.
Verbinski, who is also producing through his Blind Wink Productions, last made a horror film (The Ring) in 2002. Since then, he’s focused on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Rango and The Lone Ranger. He’s repped by CAA.
Production is slated to start in Europe in June, and the film will be distributed worldwide through New Regency’s deal with 20th Century Fox.
DeHaan, who broke out with his role in 2012’s Chronicle, was most recently seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Life After Beth. He’s got quite a few projects in the can, including James Dean pic Life, Tulip Fever and Two Lovers and a Bear. He’s repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.
Goth is more of a newcomer. She appeared in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol. II, and will next be seen in the upcoming all-star adventure movie Everest with Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. The British actress is repped by WME, The Curtis Brown Group in the U.K., Storm Artists and 3 Arts Entertainment.
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