Joseph Fiennes and Morena Baccarin will lead the supernatural thriller The Unholy directed by Ross Katz (Taking Chance). Per THR, the film “follows a group of cutting edge scientists who believe they can link evil to a specific human gene.” Well, that sounds interesting. Wait, there’s more: “When they are recruited by the Vatican to spearhead a new global initiative to examine candidates for official exorcisms, supernatural forces threaten both faith and science in a battle of good versus evil.” Never mind. It sounds like an interesting premise shoved inside yet another exorcism film because soul plumbers are endlessly fascinating, apparently.
Fiennes currently co-stars on FX’s popular series American Horror Story: Asylum. Baccarin recently co-starred in Showtime’s hit drama series, Homeland, but it’s unknown if she’ll return for the show’s third season.