Relativity has closed a deal to to fully finance The Disappointments Room, a psychological thriller in the vein of The Shining that will begin shooting in August with Kate Beckinsale starring for director DJ Caruso. Geyer Kosinski is producing and Robbie Brenner will oversee for Relativity.
Inspired by a true event, The Disappointments Room tells the story of one family’s terror-filled encounter within their own home. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David, together with their 5-year-old son Jeremy, move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home. Hidden within the attic was a secret room. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to this room, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own. The ghost story was shopped at AFM, but those entities aren’t involved. The script was written by Wentworth Miller, the Prison Break star who wrote Stoker. Caruso has done the most recent pass on the script.
It gives Relativity a nice star-driven genre film for its release calendar. Relativity next releases The November Man on August 27, 2014, its Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me bows October 17, and Beyond The Lights opens November 14
Beckinsale has several films upcoming. They include the Michael Winterbottom-directed The Face Of An Angel, the Brad Anderson-directed Eliza Graves, and the Terry Jones-directed Monty Python comedy Absolutely Anything with Simon Pegg. Media Talent Group reps Caruso with CAA and reps Beckinsale with UTA. Wentworth is repped by ICM Partners.