Elias Koteas, Martin Donovan and Kyle Gallner have boarded the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut for Gold Circle Films and Lionsgate.

Virginia Madsen already is set to star in the thriller, which in the vein of The Exorcist is based on one family's experience with supernatural forces after settling into a new home.

Gallner will play Madsen's cancer-ridden son Matt, who becomes aware of the paranormal activity present around him. Koteas will play a priest and fellow cancer patient that Sara Campbell (Madsen) turns to for help. Donovan will play Madsen's husband.

The film, directed by Peter Cornwell and written by Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe, began shooting this week in Winnipeg.