Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (pictured above in Angel Heart) has been cast as the lead in upcoming supernatural horror Unhinged, Deadline has reported. The Sin City star will play Dr. Elder, a renowned psychiatrist working at a state-run hospital. In his race to stop an escaped patient from slaughtering five people held hostage in a remote house, he must battle madness and a dark supernatural force.
Unhinged is to be directed by Haunting of Winchester House/Awaken director Mark Atkins. It was scripted by Episode 50 writer Ian Holt.
Sales for Unhinged will commence at the Cannes film market in May and footage will be screened at the American Film Market.
Unhinged, which comes from Archstone Entertainment and Alt House Productions, is set to begin shooting in July in Los Angeles.
Words: Kevan Farrow (KevanX)