There’s no haunting like the real thing.
True Haunting–a new horror film from Screen Gems–is based on actual events recounted in the 2011 novel by Edwin F. Becker, according to a report in Deadline, and this week the project landed its two leads.
Erin Moriarty (The Boys) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Stranger Things) will star in the film directed by Gary Fleder (Homefront) and adapted by Richard D’Ovidio (The Call), with Blair Butler handing revisions. Cindy Cowan is on board as producer.
At this early juncture in the project, there is no word on production schedules or additional casting.
The film–like the book–is based on true events. When Ed and Marsha Becker bought their first house, they discovered it was infested with ghosts–specifically by the spirits of the “sinister family who lived and died there before,” according to the logline.
To solve the supernatural problem, the Beckers tried an exorcism–“the first ever filmed, and televised by NBC in 1971. Millions around the country tuned in. Although the broadcast was a success, the exorcism was not. It made things worse. Much worse.”
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