Jessica Chastain, Oscar-nominated for her work in last year’s Zero Dark Thirty, is joining Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Charlie Hunnamin the Legendary Pictures project, which del Toro is making as his follow-up to his big-budget tentpolePacific Rim.
A February 2014 production start date is planned. Universal Pictures retains an option to join Legendary as a financier at a later date.
The gothic horror story centers on a woman who discovers that her husband might not be whom he appears to be.
Details on who is playing whom were not revealed.