Captain America's Sebastian Stan to star in film version of horror classic

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Aug 10, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT

It appears that the Winter Soldier will make a chilling appearance in a different kind of movie that starts filming this month.

Sebastian Stan, best known to genre fans as Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers' best friend-turned-nemesis in the Captain America movies, will star in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, a film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stan will play Charles Blackwood, a distant cousin who arrives at the Blackwood family home intent on securing the family fortune. Three of his relatives live in the house, isolated and ostracized from the local village after four other family members were poisoned six years earlier, and there are hints that the Blackwoods use magical rituals to keep themselves safe from the outside world.

The book was Jackson's final novel, written three years before her death in 1965. The author is best known for her 1959 masterpiece, The Haunting of Hill House (which was filmed superbly in 1963 and miserably in 1999), as well as her chilling 1948 short story "The Lottery."

We Have Always Lived in the Castle will begin shooting in Dublin this month under the direction of Stacie Passon, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Michael Douglas is listed as one of the producers on the film, which does not yet have a release date.

Stan was last seen earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War and is confirmed to suit up early next year for May 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. Don't be surprised if he makes an appearance in Black Panther as well, which is due out February 2018, since we last saw him going into cryogenic sleep at one of T'Challa's labs in Wakanda...