Jeffrey Dean Morgan Shrine
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, star of The Walking Dead and Supernatural, is set to star in Shrine, a film based on the horror novel by the late British author James Herbert.

The novel tells the story of a young deaf and mute girl named Alice who is healed one night when she runs to an old oak tree outside St. Joseph’s church in her small village. The “miracle” is discovered by an ambitious journalist by the name of Gerry Fenn who sees the occurrence as a way to revitalize his career.

Before long, Alice begins to “heal” other people at the tree and the village finds itself bursting at the seams with visitors looking to witness another miracle, but the priest at St. Joseph’s church fears there is something much darker going on, and Fenn finds himself in the center of a story that even he could not have predicted.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new film will be written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Hunstman: Winter’s War). Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (Darkman) will produce under the Ghost House banner.

So far, Morgan is the only cast member announced for Shrine, but with production set to begin in February of 2020, more announcements are sure to happen quickly.

iHorror will keep you posted on casting and productions news as the information becomes available.