Production Begins on Supernatural Thriller ‘WINCHESTER’
CBS Films has announced that principal photography on their upcoming supernatural thriller WINCHESTER has officially begun!
Production is taking place in Melbourne, Australia before moving to the actual Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The film stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, and written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
Winchester follow s the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (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 (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. Winchester takes audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
Also starring Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson.
Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Work’s Brett Tomberlin are producing. Tobin Ambrust, Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper and Simon Oakes executive produce.