Brittany Murphy is set to star in the indie drama, The White Hotel for Rotholz Pictures.

The film is the adaptation of the D.M. Thomas novel; Simon Monjack will direct his own script. The Hollywood Reporter says the story centers on an opera singer (Murphy) who seeks out the services of Sigmund Freud in post-World War I Vienna. Haunted by hallucinatory dreams about a white hotel, she becomes Freud's famous case study Anna G. Together, they unlock the key to figuring out her memories and her premonitions of the future, which include the Holocaust.

Production on The White Hotel has been scheduled for the spring in Vienna and Prague.