BoulderLight Pictures has hired Mike Testin to direct Dementia. XYZ Films represents North American rights and BoulderLight will handle international sales.

The horror-thriller is said to be in the vein of Misery and What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? and is set to begin production in Los Angeles next week.

Gene Jones and AJ Bowen from The Sacrament (pictured) will star with Kristina Klebe, Marc Senter and newcomer Hassie Harrison.n

Blood List writer Meredith Berg wrote the screenplay about an elderly war veteran who takes on a live-in nurse with a sinister agenda.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Mike on this,” said producer Raphael Margules. “We’ve been looking to collaborate with him since Contracted and can’t think of a better project in which to showcase his unique and fresh voice to the global marketplace and audiences worldwide.”

Margules and JD Lifshitz are producing for BoulderLight Pictures and are represented by Maurice Pessah of the Pessah Law Group.