The Skeleton Key: According to The Hollywood Reporter, best supporting actor Golden Globe nominee Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to star in a lead role opposite Kate Hudson in The Skeleton Key for Universal Pictures, sources said.

Shooting is scheduled to start in April with Iain Softley at the helm. Penned by Ehren Kruger, the New Orleans-set story follows a young woman (Hudson) who begins to experience spooky things in the home of the elderly couple for whom she's caring. Sarsgaard plays the love interest of Hudson's character.

Sarsgaard was nominated for a Golden Globe for his turn as Chuck Lane in Lions Gate Films' Shattered Glass. He next stars in Fox Searchlight's Kinsey for Bill Condon and Zach Braff's directorial debut, Garden State.

Brian B.