Jeffrey Dean Morgan To Star in The Sam Raimi Produced Supernatural Horror Thriller SHRINE
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) has landed the lead role in a new supernatural horror thriller coming from Screen Gems called Shrine. The film is an adaptation of the novel by James Herbert, and the film is being written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, Charlie’s Angels and Snake Eyes.
Shrine focuses on “a disgraced journalist who discovers a series of seemingly divine miracles in a small New England town and uses them to resurrect his career, but the ‘miracles’ may have a much darker source.”
This sounds like an interesting story, and it’s great to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan land another good movie role, and this seems like it’ll be a fun project for him. The film is being developed with Ghost House Pictures and Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing.
Production will begin on Shrine in February. Here’s a description of the story from the book that offers more details:
A deaf-mute little girl called Alice has a vision—a lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. Suddnely, Alice can hear, speak, and perform miracles. Soon the site of Alice's visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, becomes a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old.
Does this sound like a film you’d be interested in watching?