British actor Jared Harris has been signed up to Hammer Films' new supernatural thriller 'The Quiet Ones'. John Pogue ('Quarantine 2: Terminal') directs the new Hammer project which has kicked off casting ahead of its expected June shoot. Harris (below), who can be seen currently in hit TV show 'Mad Men' as well as sci-fi series 'Fringe', has previous genre credits to his name including 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse' and 'John Carpenter's The Ward'. The actor will reportedly play "a charismatic but controversial professor whose methods lead his students off the grid for a dangerous experiment to create a poltergeist."
"Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined."
Jared Harris Discovers 'The Quiet Ones'