MUMBAI: Daniel Craig has signed on to star in the Morgan Creek psychological thriller Dream House, it was announced by Morgan Creek Productions co-chairmen James G. Robinson and Rick Nicita.
Craig will play a publishing executive who quits his job in New York City to relocate his family to a house in a small New England town. They soon learn their home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children, believed to be at the hands of the husband who survived.
The film will be directed by director Jim Sheridan, whose previous works include My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, and In America. His next film, Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaall and Natalie Portman which will be released on 4 December.
Craig is currently preparing for his Broadway debut in A Steady Rain directly by John Crowley and co-starring Hugh Jackman. His previous theatre credits include Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre, and A Number at the Royal Court Theatre.
Dream House will be produced by Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson along with David Robinson and Daniel Bobker & Ehren Krueger. The screenplay was written by David Loucka. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Toronto on 25 January, 2010. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America. Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek International will distribute internationally.