Variety reports that The Weinstein Co. has acquired Evilseek, a supernatural thriller that Wayne Kramer wrote and will direct. Thomas Jane is set to star.

Kramer, who last directed The Cooler and whose follow-up, Running Scared, opens today, will produce "Evilseek" with Michael Pierce through their True Grit Prods. banner. TWC is fully financing.

Kramer has committed to make the film his next directing assignment, and the plan is to shoot later this year.

Jane will play a cop so demoralized by the handiwork of a serial killer that he commits suicide. Satan uses the cop's body as a vessel, inheriting a disgruntled ex-wife, a promiscuous 15-year-old daughter, a lesbian partner and some of the cop's dogged determination to catch the killer.

Brian B.