Jared Harris (Mad Men) is set to lead Hammer Films’ supernatural horror-thriller The Quiet Ones. The movie, which is Hammer’s follow-up to the successful The Woman in Black, has Harris playing the unorthodox but charismatic Professor Joseph Coupland, “who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.” Mad Men made me a fan of Harris, and I was disappointed that he was so underutilized in his role as Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I’m glad Hammer has decided to put him in a lead role for a movie that sounds like it could be a fun horror flick.
Hit the jump to check out the press release. Harris will next be seen in theaters in Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln.