By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
Cameron Diaz has been picked up to star in Richard Kelly's (Donnie Darko) upcoming horror, The Box.
Cameron Diaz for The Box
Based on the short story, Button, Button, by Richard Matheson, The Box will have Diaz play a young woman given a mysterious box by a stranger. She's told that certain things will happen depending on which buttons she presses.
Richard Kelly wrote the script.
Media Rights Capital will cover the film's $30 million-plus budget themselves, as they did with Babel and the upcoming Bruno.
Thanks to the strong opening of the star-driven 1408, The Box immediately became a strong proposition.
"The storyline has all the commerciality of The Ring, but with Richard and Cameron, this film can rise to the level of Rosemary's Baby and The Others," said Modi Wiczyk, the former Endeavor agent who founded and runs MRC with Asif Satchu.
"My hope is to make a film that is incredibly suspenseful and broadly commercial, while still retaining my artistic sensibility," Kelly said.