Anna Torv won over plenty of genre fans with her performance as FBI agent turned fringe science investigator in the acclaimed sci-fi drama Fringe, which ran for five seasons on Fox before wrapping up in 2013. Now she's heading back to spec-fic for a new film, and this time she's going horror.
The Wrap reports that Torv has landed one of the leading roles in Stephanie, a new horror thriller film from director Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Winter's Tale) and writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) was already attached to the film, and newcomer Shree Crooks (Extant) is also joining to play the title role. The script has been floating around for a while and made the 2012 Blood List as one of the best dark genre screenplays of the year. Now it looks like it's finally getting made.
Described as "Paperhouse meets Carrie," Stephanie is the story of a young girl haunted by a supernatural force, who is abandoned by her parents (Torv and Grillo) in a remote house. When her mother and father return to the house, the powers that surround Stephanie only grow stronger. The premise sounds a bit Andres Muschietti's 2013 horror film Mama, though in this case the supernatural power actually seems to be centered on the girl and not on an outside entity.
We haven't seen much of Torv since Fringe ended, so it'll be nice to see her step back into dark genre storytelling and re-teaming with Goldsman, who served as writer and director for some essential Fringe episodes. Plus, we get more of Grillo, who had a big 2014 thanks to Winter Soldier and the DirecTV Audience Network drama Kingdom, which has a second season on the way. Hopefully we'll hear a release date for Stephanie soon.
(Via The Wrap)