Thesp to topline alongside Jared Harris

LONDON — Sam Claflin, whose credits include “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” has signed on to star in Hammer Films’ “The Quiet Ones.”

Thesp will star alongside previously announced Jared Harris.

The supernatural thriller-horror is set to be helmed by John Pogue (“Quarantine 2″), with James Gay-Rees (“Senna”) producing, alongside TPSC Film’s Steven Chester Prince.

Pic, which was originally written by Tom De Ville with revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and Pogue, follows the story of a charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students to take part in creating an poltergeist from negative human energy.

Tobin Armbrust of Exclusive Media, parent company to Hammer Films, is overseeing production alongside director of development Shira Rockowitz.

Exclusive Media will be shopping international rights to the pic at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

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