Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on to star in The Darkness, a thriller that Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) will direct. The script by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning) is loosely based on the Henry James novel Turn of the Screw. The story follows “a young American student working for a charismatic tutor in an English manor house who becomes convinced that she and the children she is warding are being haunted.” Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino (Peep World) will produce alongside Ben Forkner (The Killing Room). According to Screen Daily, The Darkness will shoot in Europe this summer. Winstead is coming off stellar Sundance buzz for her performance in Smashed, and will next be seen in the June 22 release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.