Maria Bello has been set as the female lead in an upcoming untitled thriller produced by Insidious and Saw director James Wan. The Untitled ‘James Wan Presents’ Thriller (previously referred to as House of Horror) takes place during the aftermath of a horrific massacre of five college students who were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Bello will play the police department’s psychologist who, after interviewing one of the survivors, learns that the students were amateur ghost hunters who stumbled across “something truly terrifying” inside the house.
We previously heard that Bello was eyeing the role, but today Dimension Films confirmed the casting with a press release. The project is based on an idea by Wan and was scripted by Max La Bella. Wan will produce alongside Lee Clay (Beautiful Boy), with Will Cannon (Brotherhood) set to direct. Production is slated to begin January 2013 in Baton Rouge. Hit the jump to read the full press release.