Rob Lowe has agreed to star in the horror/thriller Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak for Lionsgate.

It's the sequel to the 1999 Kevin Bacon original, Stir of Echoes, and based on the Richard Matheson novel. Variety says the story revolves around a soldier who returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq only to be haunted by visions of the dead.

Ernie Barbaresh wrote the film and will direct as well; shooting will begin in July in Toronto. No word on a release date for Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak.