Captain America: Civil War actor Sebastian Stan has landed a starring role in WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE. The film is based on the thriller novel by Shirley Jackson, published in 1962. Fellow Marvel actor Michael Douglas will produce the film.
The story centers on an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. A distant cousin arrives, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.
Stan has been cast as the cousin, Charles Blackwood. The movie will be helmed by Stacie Passon, who also penned the adaptation with Mark Kruger. This is the first time the work will be adapted for the screen, though it was previously done as a play and musical.
The feature is set up at Further Films in association with Great Point Media. Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas, and Robert Halmi Jr. produce alongside Douglas.
Outside of the Marvel Universe, Stan is also known for his many television roles which include performances on Once Upon A Time, Gossip Girl, and Kings. He recently wrapped I’m Not Here with J.K. Simmons and is set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War which begins production next year.
Stan is repped by ICM and Brookside Artists Management.