D.J. Caruso directing…

Kate Beckinsale (‘Contraband,’ ‘Underworld’) is said to be in negotiations to star in the thriller ‘The Disappointments Room,’ to be directed by D.J. Caruso (‘Eagle Eye,’ ‘Disturbia’) from an original screenplay by Wentworth Miller (‘Stoker’).

“Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.”

Envision Entertainment, PalmStar Media Capital and Merced Media Partners will co-finance the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting February 2014 in North Carolina.