After five years of spooking old people on the CBS series “The Ghost Whisperer,” Jennifer Love Hewitt appears to really be getting into the spirit of horror. The 31-year-old starlet and vajazzling enthusiast will make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of author Mary Downing Hahn’s novel “Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story.”
Barnes & Noble provides the book’s synopsis:
Heather is such a whiny little brat. Always getting Michael and me into trouble. But since our mother married her father, we’re stuck with her…our “poor stepsister” who lost her real mother in a mysterious fire. But now something terrible has happened.
Heather has found a new friend, out in the graveyard behind our home — a girl named Helen who died with her family in a mysterious fire over a hundred years ago. Now her ghost returns to lure children into the pond…to drown! I don’t want to believe in ghosts, but I’ve followed Heather into the graveyard and watch her talk to Helen. And I’m terrified. Not for myself, but for Heather…
Hewitt, who directed several episodes of “The Ghost Whisperer” during its run, will also serve as producer through her Fedora Films imprint. Cameras are expected to roll in summer.