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'Mad Men' Star Jared Harris To Lead Hammer Films Horror 'The Quiet Ones'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 17, 2012 at 1:01PM

Hammer Films is enjoying a healthy 2012. The rebooted U.K. horror shingle is basking in the $120 million worldwide success of "The Woman In Black" and they they are already at work on the next installment, "The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death." But they've also got a new original project brewing as well, "The Quiet Ones." First announced back in February, Michael Sheen was reportedly offered the lead role, but alas that didn't pan out, however a no less capable name is stepping up to the plate.
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Jared Harris

Hammer Films is enjoying a healthy 2012. The rebooted U.K. horror shingle is basking in the $120 million worldwide success of "The Woman In Black" and they they are already at work on the next installment, "The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death." But they've also got a new original project brewing as well, "The Quiet Ones." First announced back in February, Michael Sheen was reportedly offered the lead role, but alas that didn't pan out, however a no less capable name is stepping up to the plate.

Exclusive Media has announced that "Mad Men" and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" star Jared Harris will take the lead role in the upcoming film. Originally penned by Tom DeVille, with revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and most recently John Pogue (the "Quarantine 2" helmer who will step behind the camera here) the inspired-by-true-events story will follow an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. Yup, sounds like a Hammer movie, and we presume things won't go as planned for the professor.

Production is gearing up to kick off in June, which means another Hammer movie in 2013. And if it can deliver the same quality scares as "The Woman In Black," we'll be there.

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