One weird thing about Stonehearst Asylum is that I had never heard of the film before today, despite a cast featuring Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale, but suddenly it’s a real entity with a trailer and poster and everything. Of course that can happen when you’ve been operating under the name Eliza Graves (a film I had been aware of) for several years and haven’t announced a title change. Brad Anderson (The Call) directed it from a screenplay by Joe Gangemi. The film is based on the Edgar Allan Poe story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.
In the film Jim Sturgess plays a recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues, though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change. The film also stars Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis. Hit the jump for the Stonehearst Asylum trailer and poster.