British actor Sam Claflin – who appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and BBC One’s White Heat – has joined the cast of Hammer’s The Quiet Ones.
Claflin will star alongside Mad Men and Fringe actor Jared Harris who plays
Professor Joseph Coupland in the supernatural thriller/horror.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
Announcing the latest casting, Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, said: “Sam is an exciting young talent and a perfect addition to this thrilling project. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board The Quiet Ones.”
The film is currently in pre-production and will start shooting in June 2012 in the UK.