Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller Winchester, Variety reports. The film follows heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s convinced that she’s haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the deaths of her husband and child, she begins to construct an enormous mansion in order to keep the evil spirits at bay. When skeptical psychiatrist Eric Price (Clarke) arrives at the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that she may not be so insane after all, because come on, she’s Helen Mirren. Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, the directors of the film, can’t wait for Clarke to go up against Mirren. “Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor and we look forward to seeing him face off against Dame Helen Mirren as well as any vengeful spirits that might be lurking about the ‘Winchester’ house,” Spierig said. Best of luck, Clarke. We’re rooting for you from a distance (so that Mirren can’t see us).
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