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by jeff sneider
Talk to the hand, demon: Aaron Eckhart will star as an unconventional exorcist in an upcoming film.
The horror movie Incarnate, directed by Brad Peyton, will start production next month.
The horror genre continues to prove its allure to serious actors, as Aaron Eckhart is set to star in the exorcism-themed movie Incarnate for Jason Blum’s Blumhouse banner, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) is directing from a script by Ronnie Christensen. Production starts next month.
Eckhart will play an unconventional exorcist with the ability to tap into the subconscious of the possessed. The plot: The exorcist meets his match when a nine-year old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.
Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum (Paranormal Activity) will produce for Blumhouse, which is co-financing the movie with IM Global. Couper Samuelson will executive produce with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson. Blumhouse International will handle foreign sales, and while there is no US distributor in place, Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal.
Given the studio’s success with Blumhouse’s micro-budget home invasion thriller The Purge, Universal is expected to take on the release. Eckhart, who recently starred in the action movies Olympus Has Fallen and Erased, next stars in I, Frankenstein. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Jason Reitman’s comedy Thank You For Smoking. — Reuters
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