Although she only had a supporting role, Rachel McAdam’s Hollywood stock has risen significantly since the success of Sherlock Holmes, and it appears she may be using that to get herself a role in the upcoming Michael Douglas produced horror-thriller, We Have Always Lived In The Castle, based on a 1962 novel by the author of The Haunting, Shirley Jackson.
Before you get too excited through, Pajiba is saying it’s only a rumour at this stage and ought to be treated with a certain amount of dubiousness. However, Mark Kruger has penned the screenplay, based on the book about the Blackwood family, who have been forced into seclusion after the poisoning of several of their relatives six year before.
18-year-old Merricat now looks after her agoraphobic sister Connie (who many believe killed the majority of her family) as well as he ailing, slightly demented uncle Julian. However disaster looms when a distant cousin arrives looking to secure the Blackwood fortune. It seems that McAdams is up for the role of Connie, while Saoirise Ronan may be Merricat, and Michael Douglas will play the demented uncle. The project is yet to find a director.
Pajiba also report that Rachel may sign on to star in the US remake of The Orphanage, although previous reports have suggested Sandra Bullock for that one. However as the remake has been in the works for ages with little sign of going into production, I’m half expecting it never to get made anyway.