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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Helen Mirren as a Recluse Living in a Haunted House? Yes, Please and Thank You

The always amazing Helen Mirren continues to live her best life ever, defying ageism in Hollywood by playing everything from badass action heroes to villainesses and Queen Elizabeth. Next up? She's going to play a pretty darn scary-looking recluse who's living in a haunted house that may or may not be driving her insane. And of course it's "inspired by true events." Hell, I don't even care what this; I'm already in.

But here's the official synopsis:

Inspired by true events, WINCHESTER follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. The film will take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.

Note: the guys behind this film, writers/directors and twin brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, don't have the best track record in genre filmmakers. Previous credits include Daybreakers and Saw: Legacy. So, there's that. But there's still Mirren, which makes me cautiously optimistic.

WINCHESTER comes to theaters in spring 2018. I'll keep you updated as I learn more. 


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