BBC Films Backs Period Supernatural Thriller

Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton, The Awakening is set in a haunted boarding school in the 1920s

It will star Rebecca ( Dorian Gray ) Hall as a skeptical woman who travels to a countryside boarding school to investigate rumours of an apparent haunting. Just when she thinks she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all her rational beliefs. Dominic ( The Wire ) West and Imelda ( Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix ) Staunton also star. Filming begins in June.

Let’s hope the plot’s more original than the title. There are about 30 other “ The Awakening ”s listed on IMDB (there was even a period thriller called The Awakening in 1980, starring Charlton Heston, and an 1984 episode of Doctor Who called that as well).