Jim Sturgess is in talks to star in thriller Eliza Graves.
The One Day actor could be sharing screen time with Kate Beckinsale in the psychological drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.
He is rumoured to be taking the role of a Harvard Medical School graduate who becomes obsessed with Kate's character, after taking a job at a mental institution which is run by the patients themselves.
The film, which is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether, will be directed by Brad Anderson.
Jim - who had multiple roles in the Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas alongside Halle Berry, Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant - will next star in romantic drama The Best Offer alongside Geoffrey Rush, and Upside Down with Kirsten Dunst.