Screen Daily is reporting that Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton have come aboard the supernatural thriller The Awakening.

Famed UK television director Nick Murphy is making his feature debut with this film. Shooting will commence in June.

The Awakening is set in post-World War I England in 1921. The film focuses on a skeptical woman who goes to a countryside boarding school to investigate rumours that it is haunted. As she thinks "she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all her rational beliefs."

Nick Murphy co-wrote the script with Stephen Volk.

Evan Jacobs