Kyra Sedgwick will star opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Lionsgate’s horror-thriller “Dibbuk Box” with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert producing via their Ghost House Pictures shingle.
Danish director Ole Bornedal (“Just Another Love Story,” “The Substitute”) is directing from a script — inspired by true events — by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White.
Morgan and Sedgwick will star as recently divorced parents whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As the daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
Lionsgate has already staked a claim to the Halloween frame with “Dibbuk Box,” which is set for domestic release Oct. 28. Lionsgate has released a “Saw” offering around Halloween for the past seven years.
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Stan Wertlieb, Peter Schlessel, and Ghost House principal Nathan Kahane will exec produce. Stephen Susco and Ghost House’s J.R. Young, Nicole Brown and Kelli Konop will co-produce.
Sedgwick’s starred for seven seasons on TNT’s “The Closer.” She’s also wrapped on Summit’s “Man on a Ledge.” She’s repped by UTA and Impression Entertainment.