Kevin Costner will star as a dad whose daughter begins displaying scary behavior in the Gold Circle thriller The New Daughter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Spanish director Luiso Berdejo is attached to direct in his feature debut.

Costner will play John James, a single father who moves to a farm with his two kids after a painful divorce. Soon, his daughter (Ivana Baquero of Pan's Labyrinth) starts behaving ominously, and Dad begins to suspect that the burial mound in a nearby field might have something to do with it.

The New Daughter is adapted by John Travis from a story by John Connolly, published in his 2005 short fiction collection "Nocturnes."