According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Duchovny will star in The Secret, a supernatural drama being directed by Vincent Perez, who is making his English-language debut.

Luc Besson is executive producing through his Paris-based shingle, EuropaCorp, with producing partner Virginie Silla. Lili Taylor and newcomer Olivia Thirlby also are cast.

The Secret is based on the 1999 Japanese film Himitsu and is set against an emotional triangle among a 16-year-old girl, her mother and her father. After the mother is killed in an accident, her spirit inhabits the daughter's body. Ann Cherkis wrote the screenplay.