Antti J. Jokinen is directing The Resident from a script he co-wrote with Robert Orr (Savior), re-written by Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Fur).
Jokinen is the co-founder of production company, Solar Films and an acclaimed music video director. The Resident will be his first feature film as director.
Jokinen said 'The Resident is a modern version of Fatal Attraction and Polanski's The Tenant. To collaborate with Hilary Swank as a first time writer/director is mind-blowing. It was a ray of clarity when I met with her. She is fantastic.'
Simon Oakes, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East of Hammer are producing The Resident. Hammer's Tobin Armbrust and Alex Brunner are executive producers along with Tom Lassally of 3 Arts Entertainment. Hilary Swank will also serve as an executive producer.
Oakes said 'We are very excited to have the incredibly talented Hilary Swank on board for the first US Hammer production in over three decades.'
Exclusive, Hammer's recently launched sales and distribution arm, will be handling worldwide sales of the film.
The Resident follows a young doctor (Swank), who is settling into a new life and a new loft in Brooklyn when mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect that she is not alone in her home.
Other upcoming Hammer projects include The Wake Wood, which is currently in post-production, The Quiet Ones, to be directed by Jesse Dylan (Kicking & Screaming) and Let the Right One In, to be adapted and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).