What will Bryce Dallas Howard find in Eastwood's Hereafter?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Looks like Bryce Dallas Howard is becoming a sci-fi stalwart, with roles in The Village, Lady in the Water, Spider-Man 3, Terminator Salvation, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and, as Variety reports, in the upcoming supernatural thriller Hereafter. The movie is scripted by Peter Morgan, the guy who wrote her dad Ron Howard's movie Frost/Nixon, and will be directed by Clint Eastwood, the guy who took over directing the Angelina Jolie movie Changeling when her dad dropped out of that project.

Matt Damon, star of Eastwood's current film Invictus, is also signed to star in the movie, which has been described as a story about how three people from very different backgrounds are all touched by death. Eastwood told MTV's Movie Blog that Hereafter is "a story that's actually three stories of people who have had traumatic experiences in their life, and how these stories converge towards one another. It ends up with all three stories culminating in one big sequence."

While the 79-year-old Clint Eastwood as a director is known for making really great Oscar bait these past few years, like Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima and Million Dollar Baby, horror fans can't forget that Dirty Harry's first movie as a director was a full-on psycho-chick horror flick, 1971's Play Misty for Me. Eastwood showed some pretty good horror chops that would put Wes Craven to shame in Changeling a few years ago, too, and Mystic River had some truly scary moments.

So, what do you think? Can the guy who made The Bridges of Madison County conjure up some good scares?