Polo plays Sally Helppie, a woman grieving over the death of her 4-year-old son. She moves with her husband (Snell), a college professor and author, into an old building called Beacon Apartments. There, she begins seeing dead people, or rather, a boy who fell into the building's elevator shaft and died while trying to run away from his abusive father. With the help of another professor (Urie), she tries to save the kid's spirit. Ironside, meanwhile, "plays a tough career cop who has adopted the residents."
I think I should have become a professor. They seem to be able to do a heck of a lot more than teaching and researching. They can help people discern what sort of novel they're living in, and they can even help exorcise spirits. I wonder how long it will be before there's a superhero called The Professor? Production on the film kicked off this week in Dallas.