On board to generate spookiness among the audience, Virginia Madsen has signed on to star in supernatural thriller "A Haunting in Connecticut" which is being set up under Gold Circle Films banner for Mandate Pictures to handle its international sales.
Reportedly based on a true story, the project focuses on a family who gets forced to relocate near a clinic where their teenage son is being treated for cancer. Much to their surprise, the home they rent turns out to be a former mortuary with a dark history that might account for the extraordinary manifestations of the boy's illness and the supernatural events that threaten the family.
Pic is being eyed to enter production in late summer with Peter Cornwell to direct from script by Tim Metcalfe and Adam Simon. Gold Circle topper Paul Brooks is producing alongside Andrew Trapani, Wendy Rhoads and Daniel Farrands while Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, and Steve Whitney will all serve as the executive producers.