Filming has begun in Romaniaon the gothic ghost story An American Haunting starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, JamesD'Arcy and Rachel Hurd-Wood.
The UK-Canadian-Romanianco-production is being made by Midsummer Films, Remstar, Media Pro Pictures andMighty Panda and bonded by Film Finances with banking facilities by the Bank ofIreland.
Courtney Solomon directs theproject based on his adaptation of Brent Monahan's book about what is allegedto be the only documented case in American history of a spirit causing aperson's death.
Sutherland and Spacek play awealthy nineteenth century couple who win a dispute with an eccentric woman,only for the woman to place a witch's curse on their daughter.
Solomon, Christopher Milburnand Andre Rouleau are producing, while Allan Zeman, Robbie Little, LawrenceSteven Meyers, Julien Remillard, Maxime Remillard, Zygi Kamasa, Simon Franksand Nelson Leong serve as executive producers.
As yet no domesticdistributor is attached, however international business is already brisk.Redbus has taken An American Haunting for the UK, Dea Planeta for Spain, Media One for Italy, Gussi forMexico, and Lizard for Russia, among others. Little and Meyers are handlinginternational sales.
Sutherland, Spacek andD'Arcy are represented by CAA.D'Arcy is also represented by Pippa Markham and Alex Irwin of Markhamand Froggatt, and Hurd-Wood is represented by ICM's Connor McCaughn.