Director Brad Anderson has roped two other heavy hitters: Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley to the cast of Eliza Graves, an adaptation of an early Edgar Allan Poe story titled ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.’
Two great actors previously stared in a hilarious version of Sherlock Holmes – a 1988 British comedy film, Without A Clue. They’ll be joining the recently announced Jim Sturgess and Kate Beckinsale in the psychological thriller, which is written by Joe Gangemi.
Eliza Graves will focus on a Harvard Medical School graduate (Sturgess) who takes a job at an insane asylum, unaware of the fact that it has been taken over by its occupants. He reportedly becomes obsessed with the title character (Beckinsale), one of the patients, and weird complications arise.
Caine and Kingsley would easily play two of the hospital’s reputable staff members.
Shooting is expected to start this June in Bulgaria with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) among the producers.
Caine will next be seen in the heist flick Now You See Me, while Kingsley is appearing as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and as Mazer Rackham in the adaptation of Ender’s Game.