Ian McShane has signed on to star in the horror/thriller, Case 39 for Paramount Pictures.

Renee Zellweger already stars in the flick as a social worker who saves an abused girl from her parents but later discovers things are not as they seem. Variety adds McShane plays the cop who helps Zellweger's character investigate the case.

Christian Alvart is directing the Ray Wright script; shooting for Case 39 is scheduled to begin this summer in Vancouver for a 2007 release.