Lionsgate has acquired UK rights to Ghost Stories, based on the Olivier-nominated supernatural stage production. The project stars Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and is co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, who also reprises his role as Professor Goodman.

Will Clarke’s Altitude is handling sales. Claire Jones and Robin Gutch produce for indie production company Warp Films. Warp produced Berlin hit ’71, the brilliant feature directorial debut from Yann Demange.

The original stage production broke box office records when it opened at the Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith before transferring to the West End.