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Sebastian Stan, best known for playing the Winter Soldier in Marvel’s Captain America movies, is set to star in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, an adaptation of the 1962 story by Shirley Jackson.
Michael Douglas is producing the creepy thriller with Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas and Robert Halmi Jr., while Stacie Passon is in the director’s seat.
Castle is one of the better-known stories by Jackson, a 20th century horror writer who also penned the novel The Haunting of Hill House. The plot centers on an isolated family who have already lost four members to poisoning and who use rituals and talismans to keep themselves away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario comes a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.
Stan will play the cousin, Charles Blackwood. Passon wrote the adaptation with Mark Kruger.
The feature, which is to begin shooting this month in Dublin, will be a Further Films in association with Great Point Media presentation.
This is the first time the story is being adapted for the screen. It was previously made into a play as well as a musical.
Stan is coming off of Captain America: Civil War, one of the year’s more acclaimed movies that has grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide. The actor, who recently wrapped the indie I’m Not Here with Maika Monroe and J.K. Simmons, will shoot Avengers: Infinity War early next year.
Stan is repped by ICM Partners, Brookside Artists Management and Lon Sorensen at Sloane, Offer.
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