Good old Dame Helen. Always doing the unexpected and in fairness there’s not many genres that she’s not done. From action (RED * the upcoming Fast 8) to comedy (Arthur – OK maybe not a good example) to historical porn (Caligula) she’s now having a go at horror with her latest film ‘Winchester’ as principal photography on the supernatural thriller Winchester, written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, has just started in Melbourne, Australia.
She stars with Jason Clarke (from the franchise ending Terminator:Genisys) and follows the story of a firearm heiress who, after convincing herself that she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle, throws herself into the demanding construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When a San Francisco psychiatrist is dispatched to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson have also joined the cast of the project, which will also shoot at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calfiornia at a later date.
Trailer at the end of the year we think…..