Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins 'Resident'

Starring opposite Hilary Swank in the thriller

Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star opposite Hilary Swank in "The Resident," a thriller Antti J. Jokinen is directing for Hammer Films.

The story centers on a young doctor (Swank) who moves into a loft in Brooklyn where mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect that she is not alone in her home. She discovers that her seemingly charming landlord (Morgan) has developed a dangerous obsession with her, resulting in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.

Jokinen and Robert Orr wrote the initial script, which was rewritten by Erin Cressida Wilson. The film is the feature debut for the Finland-born Jokinen, a music video director who has worked with Beyonce, Shania Twain and Will Smith.

Hammer is producing on behalf of parent company Exclusive Media Group, a partnership between U.K.-based Hammer and Los Angeles-based Spitfire Pictures.

Morgan and Swank appeared together in "P.S. I Love You." Morgan, a fixture on "Grey's Anatomy," next appears as the Comedian in "Watchmen."