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Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley Join Kate Beckinsale & Jim Sturgess In 'Eliza Graves'

by Cain Rodriguez
April 12, 2013 12:14 PM
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Originally announced three years ago with “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli at the helm, the long-brewing Edgar Allan Poe-inspired project “Eliza Graves” is now moving forward with “The Machinist” helmer Brad Anderson in the director’s chair. And he’s added two big names to appear alongside Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess.

Deadline is reporting that Sirs Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley will be taking a break from blockbuster tentpoles and appearing in the thriller. There’s no word on their roles, so expect them to be important to the mystery of the film. Written by Joe Gangemi, the movie is based on a Poe short story that centers on Sturgess as a turn-of-the-century medical school graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum and falls in love with a beautiful patient, Beckinsale. Their relationship grows more complicated when it becomes apparent that the asylum has been taken over by its occupants.

Everybody involved, quite frankly, has had a hit-or-miss few years -- for every “Shutter Island” Kingsley has a “Love Guru" -- and with Anderson last delivering the terrible Halle Berry-starring “The Call” earlier this year, our expectations are fairly low. “Eliza Graves” starts shooting this summer on June 24th for release sometime next year.

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  • Joe | April 12, 2013 8:51 PMReply

    "our expectations are fairly low."

    Kevin, I'm sure all involved are beside themselves over the fact that you, some low blogger, have low expectations.

  • MRQ | April 12, 2013 1:52 PMReply

    10 years ago I interned at Miramax and read a version of the script for this. Read like a second-rate Edgar Allen Poe ripoff. I really hope they've hired some good writers since then.

  • Joe | April 12, 2013 8:49 PM

    LOL! Yeah, I bet you did. I also doubt you know a damn thing about Edgar Allan Poe or his work. If you bothered to read dumbass, you would know it's based on a Poe story. So do everyone a favor and shut the hell up.

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