The Australian actor [pictured] has been cast as the male lead alongside Karen Gillan, with Rory Cochrane also in the cast. Film District acquired US rights on the eve of Cannes and Focus Features International handles sales for the rest of the world.

Production has commenced in and around Mobile, Alabama. Mike Flanagan directs from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard.

Intrepid’s Trevor Macy and Marc D Evans are producing and financing in association with MICA Entertainment. Anil Kurian will serve as executive producer for Intrepid with Scott Lumpkin.

Oculus centres on two grown-ups who have conflicting views about a childhood tragedy that robbed them of their parents.

As previously announced, the cast includes Karen Gillan of UK TV hit Doctor Who, Katee Sackhoff, Annalise Basso, Rory Cochrane, Garrett Ryan, James Lafferty and Miguel Sandoval.