Hammer Films Lands Hilary Swank
Hammer Films has announced that Hilary Swank has been signed to star in The Resident, shooting next May. The film will mark Antti J. Jokinen’s directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Robert Orr. Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) recently turned in a rewrite according to Variety.
Swank will play “a doctor who moves into a Brooklyn loft. Becoming suspicious that she’s not alone in her new home, she discovers her landlord is a stalker.”
The Finnish director has previously directed videos for Will Smith, Beyonce, Eminem, Korn and Celine Dion.
The reconstituted Hammer previously announced three films and just wrapped production on The Wake Wood. The Quiet One is the other film and is “based on the supposedly true story of a group of Canadian hippie scientists in the 1970s who attempt to create a ghost.” No director has been announced for the film.
Vertigo Films has signed on to distribute the film in the United Kingdom in 2009 with a domestic release to likely follow.