Samuel L. Jackson has agreed to star in the new film 1408 from Dimension Films.

The Hollywood Reporter says the thriller is the tale of a man (John Cusack) who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel; Jackson plays the manager of the hotel.

The film is based on a short story that originally appeared in Stephen King's audio book Blood and Smoke; it was also included in King's the author's 2002 collection, Everything's Eventual.

1408 will be directed by Mikael Hafstrom; no release date has been set.