Jeffrey Dean Morgan, of”Grey’s Anatomy” and “Weeds,” will star opposite Hilary Swank in the thriller “The Resident.”
The story centers on a young doctor (Swank) who moves into a loft in Brooklyn where mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect that she is not alone in her home. She discovers that her seemingly charming landlord (Morgan) has developed a dangerous obsession with her, resulting in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.
Antti J. Jokinen is directing the feature for U.K.-based Hammer Films.
Jokinen and Robert Orr wrote the initial script, which was rewritten by Erin Cressida Wilson. The film is the feature debut for the Finland-born Jokinen, a music video director who has worked with Beyonce, Shania Twain and Will Smith.
Morgan and Swank appeared together in “P.S. I Love You.” Morgan next appears as the Comedian in “Watchmen.”
Production will start in May.