Jeffrey Dean Morgan heading up horror Dibbuk Box

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Watchmen and The Losers star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to new horror Dibbuk Box.

He will play a recently divorced father whose young daughter becomes oddly attached to an antique wooden box she bought at a garden sale.

As her behaviour spirals out of control, he discovers that the box was built to hold a dibbuk – a spirit that consumes its human host.

The film comes with that ominous 'based on true events' tag attached, and will be directed by Danish filmmker Ole Bornedal. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have written the script.

Though this sounds like a pretty straight forward horror film, we’re sure that Morgan’s easy charm and likability will keep us caring about his family man struggles