According to Variety, The Weinstein Co. and GreeneStreet Films have inked Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen to star in psychological thriller Awake.

The two companies are co-financing the pic, which will be the directorial debut of Joby Harold. Harold also penned the script.

The story focuses on a man (Christensen) who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during surgery. His young wife (Alba) must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them.

"This film will do to surgery what 'Jaws' did to swimming in the ocean," promised producer Joana Vicente.

The pic is skedded to begin shooting in October in Gotham.

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