Oscar-winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, The Black Dahlia) has reportedly turned in a bangin’ performance in Hammer Films’ The Resident. The flick is now in post production and marks Hammer’s first high-profile project in years. The old school horror studio was founded in 1934 and is home to such classic titles as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula (1958), and To the Devil a Daughter (1976).
Swank plays Dr. Juliet Dermer, a tenant who suspects her landlord, played by Jeffrey Dean (Watchmen), is stalking her. The synopsis reads:
Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. They do not know who lived in the apartment before them, they do not know their landlords, and they don’t bother to change the locks. This is the story of one such woman. After separating from her husband, pretty young doctor Juliet Dermer moves to Brooklyn, settling into a new life in a stunning and spacious loft apartment that seems too good to be true. Mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect that she is not alone in her home and quickly her fears become all too real. In a chilling revelation, she discovers that her seemingly charming, young landlord, Max, has developed a dangerous obsession with her. A terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues as Juliet fights to free herself from Max’s sinister intentions.
This erotic and sexy thriller in the vein of Disturbia and Fatal Attraction is written by Antti Jokinen, Robert Orr (Savior) and Erin Cressida Wilson (Fur, Secretary). Antti Jokinen directs.
Look for The Resident in 2010.