EXCLUSIVE: After evading zombies for three seasons on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies will hunt a sinister specter with Nicolas Cage in Voltage PicturesPay The Ghost. Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son’s presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children. Callies will play Kristen, Cage’s estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before he’s lost to the spirit world forever.

Uli Edel (Body of Evidence, The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing the supernatural thriller from a script by Dan Kay, based on a short story by horror and fantasy author Tim Lebbon. Nicolas Chartier, Craig Flores, Ian Levy and Patrick Newall are producing and Cybill Lui and Dennis Berardi are exec producers. Filming is slated to begin next month in Toronto.

Callies broke out on Fox’s Prison Break and played Lori Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead until departing the hit show last year. Earlier this month she played a hurricane chaser in Warner Bros.’ found footage disaster film Into the Storm. She’ll next be seen in Fox International’s The Other Side of the Door. Callies is represented by Resolution, More/Medavoy Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.