Remember David Goyer's Jewish-themed thriller that Scott told us
about back in February? About the dybhuk -- "an angry, undead spirit that possesses a human being?" The spin was that it would be the dybhuk of a boy who died in Auschwitz, and is now terrorizing a young woman played by Cloverfield's Odette Yustman
. Gary Oldman
signed on to play a "spiritual specialist" and The OC's Cam Gigandet
took the role of the haunted girl's boyfriend. Now, The Hollywood Reporter
posts that the film has a name -- Unborn
-- and more cast -- Meagan Good
(Stomp the Yard
), Carla Gugino
), Jane Alexander
), Idris Elba
), and Rhys Coiro
With the players in place, this is how it's breaking down -- Yustman's haunted girl is getting Good as a best friend, Coiro as a college professor, and Gugino as a mother. Meanwhile, Alexander is playing a Holocaust survivor and sister of the slain boy, and Elba will be a priest helping Rabbi Oldman with the exorcisms.
Oldman is enough to have me intrigued, but more in a Hebrew Hammer
sort of way -- a down-and-dirty Rabbinical Spiritual Specialist. Dig it? Heck, I'm even itching to see Alexander as the sister. However, a serious Holocaust spook story? I'm not so sure. Eh, we'll see soon enough -- principal photography got underway today.