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Daniel Craig eyes psychological thriller

MUMBAI: The latest James Bond has proved a critical and commercial success in his two turns in the iconic role, for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. But he has been deliberate in choosing his next live-action role.

Now comes word he is in early talks to star in Dream House a psychological thriller set up at Morgan Creek to be directed by Jim Sheridan, though principals stress that the two sides have not reached a deal.


In the David Loucka script, Craig would play a man who moves his family to an idyllic small town, only to find his house haunted by its former inhabitants, who were murdered there.


With a pedigreed director like Sheridan, the movie would accomplish the goal of branching Craig out into a more prestige direction post-"Quantum" while keeping him in the realm of the commercial.


Like other Bond actors, Craig has faced a crossroads coming off Bond hits. His two other roles, Munich and Defiance saw him essentially take on a more art house version of the Bond character of hit man and vigilante.


Craig already has shown interest in more boutique fare, recently signing for the Broadway drama A Steady Rain. His name also surfaced in connection with The Eagle of the Ninth, Kevin Macdonald‘s period pic for Focus Features.

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