You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jason Clarke to Star Opposite Helen Mirren in Thriller ‘Winchester’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.”

Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin.

The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s convinced that she’s haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the 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.

Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor and we look forward to seeing him face off against Dame Helen Mirren as well as any vengeful spirits that might be lurking about the ‘Winchester’ house,” Spierigs said.

The pic is being financed by Bullitt Entertainment, Diamond Pictures, and Blacklab Entertainment, and has secured Screen Australia production investment, with assistance from Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and production investment from Screen Queensland. Diamond Pictures is handling international sales. Bullitt’s Benedict Carver, Diamond’s Daniel Diamond, and Tobin Armbrust are executive producing. Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper, and Simon Oakes will also serve as executive producers.

Clarke had a busy 2015 with starring roles in the disaster drama “Everest” and the sci-fi actioner “Terminator Genisys,” and can be seen next in the World War II thriller “HHhH” as well as the drama “All I See Is You” opposite Blake Lively, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

He recently shot the period movie “Mudbound” with Carey Mulligan and is about to topline “Chappaquiddick” as Sen. Ted Kennedy.

He is repped by WME, Robert Stein Management, and attorney Carlos Goodman.

More Film

  • Aida Begic Director Aida Begic poses

    Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • Antalya Fest Opens with Walken, Syrian

    Antalya Festival Opens with Walken, Syrian Refugee Crisis-themed ‘Never Leave Me’

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • Interview With Carla Simón, director of

    ‘Summer 1993’s’ Carla Simón Talks About, Summer, Kids, Oscars

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Kivilcim Akay, Director ‘I am Also Here'

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Su Baloglu, Producer ‘The Island’

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Ender Ozkahraman, Director 'Ugly Duckling'

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Andac Haznedaroglu, Director ‘The Guest’

    Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.” Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin. The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content