Adam Brody and Amanda Crew have been set to topline psychological thriller The Wanting from Filipino director Yam Laranas (The Road). Shooting for the film began today in Toronto.

Said to be in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, and based on a short story by Gin de Mesa and Yam Laranas, The Wanting is about an all-American couple whose dream of starting a family is shattered after they move into the perfect New England neighborhood. Once settled, they soon after descend into the depths of terror as they struggle to survive a genuine threat from a dark presence that appears to want to end their very lives.

Rob Heydon is producing the adapted screenplay from Donald Martin (Milton’s Secret). Sid Ganis and Joni Sighvatsson are the Executive Producers.

Brody is perhaps best known for his turn as Seth Cohen in Fox’s teen drama The O.C. Currently, he stars in the Sony Crackle series StartUp and will be seen in the upcoming Warner Bros. release CHiPs. He is repped by UTA.

Crew co-stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley. Her past film credits include Charlie St. Cloud, Sex Drive, and The Age of Adeline. She is repped by UTA, Vickie Petronio at Play Management, and the attorneys at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.