Jared Harris Cast In Hammer’s The Quiet Ones
Hammer has announced today that Fringe and Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows actor Jared Harris has signed on to star as Professor Joseph Coupland in The Quiet Ones.
The Quiet Ones is a supernatural thriller/horror to be directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2), with a story and original screenplay by Tom DeVille and revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and most recently John Pogue. The film is currently in pre-production and will start shooting in June 2012 in the UK.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
The Quiet Ones marks Hammer’s next production after the worldwide box office hit, The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which has taken over $120 million at the box-office worldwide to date.
Jared Harris, who plays David Robert Jones in Fringe, has also been seen recently in Mad Men and will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (the one without the vampires) currently in post-production.
Director John Pogue says: “Jared Harris is an extraordinarily talented actor and I’m thrilled that he will be playing the key role of Professor Joseph Coupland, who led his most ambitious students in a notorious 1974 experiment to create a poltergeist. Jared has the perfect blend of charisma, intelligence and wit that the part of Professor Coupland demands, and I’m excited to watch him bring the role to life.”
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice Chairman of Exclusive Media said: “The Quiet Ones is set to be an incredibly chilling and sinister picture that we are proud to be a part of. It’s another unique horror movie which we believe will appeal to audiences around the world.”