Kirsten Dunst will star in A Jealous Ghost, with Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego attached to direct for Paramount Vantage.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Megan Holley adapted the A.N. Wilson novel, and is doing another short pass on the script before Vantage hopes to push it into production.

Wilson's 2005 novel describes a young American woman who travels to London to write a dissertation on Henry James' classic ghost tale, "The Turn of the Screw," only to find that her own circumstances begin to reflect the strange happenings of the story.

No production date has been set.