Mitra thinking inside the 'Box'


Rhona Mitra has boarded the indie thriller "The Boy in the Box" for A2 Entertainment Group and Code Entertainment.

She joins Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm in the film about a small-town police chief (Hamm) determined to discover the truth behind the mummified remains of a boy who was murdered a half-century earlier.

Anders Anderson is directing from a screenplay by Glenn Taranto.

James Van Der Beek ("Standing Still"), Marcus Thomas ("You Kill Me"), Jimmy Bennett ("Hostage") and Jessica Chastain ("Jolene") also have been cast.

Mitra plays the police chief's wife, who is trying to move on after the disappearance of their own son eight years earlier. Lucas plays the father of the murdered boy.

A2's Anderson and Andy Steinman and Code Entertainment's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso are producing.

Mitra next appears in Rogue Pictures' "Doomsday" and is about to start production in New Zealand on "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" for Screen Gems. Her credits include the features "The Number 23" and "Skinwalkers" and FX's "Nip/Tuck."

She is repped by CAA, Jason Weinberg and attorney Warren Dern.