Virginia Madsen will star in A Haunting in Connecticut, a supernatural thriller that Peter Cornwell is directing for Gold Circle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A Haunting in Connecticut tells the true story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their teenage son is being treated for cancer. There, they discover that the home they have rented is a former mortuary with a dark history that might account for the extraordinary manifestations of the boy's illness and the supernatural events that threaten the family.

Tim Metcalfe and Adam Simon wrote the screenplay.

A late summer start is being eyed.

Madsen, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Sideways, most recently appeared on the big screen opposite Jim Carrey in The Number 23.