Nicolas Cage is to star in horror-thriller Hotel 33, based on a real-life mass-vanishing at a Pennsylvania hotel.
The Ghost Rider star will play a detective investigating the disappearance of 32 people on the opening night of Williamsport's Grand Hotel in 1953, reported Collider.
He returns to the case when two teenagers go missing after a group of four youths break into the abandoned building.
Hotel 33 will be the directorial debut for writer Kellie Madison, who also wrote the story.
"This is a real-life mystery based on factual events - a frightening look at the nature of evil, exploring and revealing timeless truths about the dark side of human nature, fear and the paranormal and will leave audiences shocked and captivated for years to come. It's going to be fantastic!" she teased.
Production on the film starts rolling in September.
Nicolas, who lent his voice to a role in animation The Croods, will next be seen in thriller The Frozen Ground, where he plays a detective on the case of an Alaskan serial killer, portrayed by John Cusack.
The 49-year-old is also attached to star in the big-screen adaptation of Larry Brown's novel Joe.