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Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins ‘Resident’

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.