Magazine article Screen International

Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke Supernatural Thriller 'Winchester' Starts Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke Supernatural Thriller 'Winchester' Starts Shoot

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Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.

CBS Films has revealed that principal photography on the supernatural thriller Winchester, written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, has started in Melbourne, Australia.

The film stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke and follows the story of a firearm heiress who, after convincing herself that she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle, throws herself into the demanding construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay.

When a San Francisco psychiatrist is dispatched to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson have also joined the cast of the project, which will also shoot at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calfiornia at a later date. …

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