Kate Beckinsale is in talks to take the lead in Eliza Graves, which will be directed by Brad Anderson (The Call; The Machinist).

The screenplay is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, and follows a Med School student trapped in a mental institution that has been overtaken by its inmates. Some of whom are now pretending to be doctors. Kate Beckinsale will play the title character, an inmate that has an affair with the Harvard grad.

This psychological thriller is coming from Nu Image/Millennium, with a script from Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill). Paranormal Activity franchise creator Oren Peli is producing.

Production begins June 21st in Bulgaria.