Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media, Hammer's parent company, announced today that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has signed on to star opposite Jared Harris in The Quiet Ones.
Claflin will play Bryan McNeil in The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller/horror to be directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) which James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop) will produce in association with TPSC Films. With the story and original screenplay by Tom de Ville, 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 (Harris) 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.
Exclusive Media's President of Worldwide Production & Acquisitions, Tobin Armbrust, is overseeing production alongside Director of Development, Shira Rockowitz. TPSC Film's President, Steven Chester Prince, is a producer on the project for the newly formed independent film division of The Traveling Picture Show Company.
Alex Walton, Exclusive Media's President of International Sales and Distribution, will be selling international rights to the film at the upcoming Marché Du Film in Cannes.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice Chairman of Exclusive Media said: "Sam is an exciting young talent and a perfect addition to this thrilling project. We couldn't be happier to have him on board The Quiet Ones."