Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on to star in The Darkness, a thriller that Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) will direct. The script by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning) is loosely based on the Henry James novel Turn of the Screw. The story follows “a young American student working for a charismatic tutor in an English manor house who becomes convinced that she and the children she is warding are being haunted.” Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino (Peep World) will produce alongside Ben Forkner (The Killing Room). According to Screen Daily, The Darkness will shoot in Europe this summer. Winstead is coming off stellar Sundance buzz for her performance in Smashed, and will next be seen in the June 22 release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Hit the jump for details on Jason Jones‘ role in The Black Marks.
Deadline reports that Jones, a correspondent on The Daily Show since 2005, will join Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, Chris Diamantopoulos, Katheryn Winnick, and Kenneth Welsh in the heist comedy The Black Marks. Russell stars as Crunch Calhoun, “a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, [who] agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon).” Jones will play an Interpol agent, implying that—believe it or not—the last job doesn’t go exactly according to plan. Writer/director Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner’s Guide to Endings) is in currently filming The Black Marks in Toronto.