The Spierig Brothers haven’t given us Saw: Legacy yet, but the duo behind Predestination and Daybreakers are already shooting their next horror movie: Winchester.
Deadline reports that two more have joined Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the sort-of-based-on-a-true-story chiller about the infamous Winchester Mystery House, which is rolling in Melbourne, Australia.
Sarah Snook will reteam with the Spierigs after her incredible breakout performance in Predestination (seriously, if you haven’t watched that film yet, do so immediately). Snook also led the Blumhouse horror Jessabelle, and her non-genre work includes Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs and Kate Winslet drama The Dressmaker.
She’s joined by genre veteran Angus Sampson, who’s probably best-known for his role as Tucker in the Insidious movies, or for checking on the War Boys and Immortan Joe’s unborn children as The Organic Mechanic in Mad Max: Fury Road. He was also excellent as Bear Gerhardt in the second season of Fargo.
In Winchester, Mirren “plays Sarah Winchester, who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the construction of an enormous mansion to keep the evil spirits at bay. When a sceptical psychiatrist (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane at all.”
We’re very excited about Winchester, and not just because Helen Mirren is going to be in a horror film. The Spierigs are hugely promising filmmakers, and this cast is coming together very nicely. It definitely sounds like it will be a change of pace for the duo following Saw: Legacy (which we’re excited about too, by the way).
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