Dane DeHaan has signed on to play the starring role in Gore Verbinski’s horror film A Cure For Wellness.
THR reports that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Chronicle star will take the lead in the Pirates Of The Caribbean director’s latest, starring alongside Nymphomaniac‘s Mia Goth.
Written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), A Cure For Wellness is “the story of an employee (DeHaan) who is sent to rescue his boss from a European ‘wellness spa’ but soon realizes he’s trapped, and discovers that the facility has a more sinister purpose than just serving the health needs of its patients.”
Goth will play “a longtime patient who is oblivious to the spa director’s dark designs for her.”
It’s been a long time since Verbinski turned to horror, not since his surprisingly good remake of The Ring back in 2002. He recently helmed the derided box office flop The Lone Ranger.
We’re definitely excited by the prospect of seeing DeHaan in a horror movie, and the plot has a nice Edgar Allan Poe vibe to it. We’ll be keeping an eye on this…
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