Banks joins DreamWorks' 'Sisters' clan


Elizabeth Banks will star in the horror remake "A Tale of Two Sisters" for DreamWorks.

Based on the Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean horror film of the same name, the story revolves around two sisters who return home to their father after spending time in a mental institution. Their recovery is hindered by their cruel stepmother's (Banks) obsessiveness and an interfering ghost. Brothers Thomas and Charles Guard will helm the film, scheduled to begin shooting in July in Shreveport, La.

Craig Rosenberg adapted the English-language screenplay, with a rewrite from Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro.

Mark Sourian is shepherding the project for DreamWorks president of production Adam Goodman.

Banks, who can be seen in "Spider-Man 3," next will appear in Universal Pictures' "Definitely, Maybe" and 20th Century Fox's "Starship Dave," opposite Eddie Murphy. Her most recent credits include starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in "Invincible."

Her production company, Brownstone Prods., has several projects on its slate including the Banks vehicle "What About Barb," "Surrogates" (Walt Disney Pictures) and "Too Far From Home" (Universal).

She is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.