CBS Films confirmed a release-date for the supernatural thriller “Winchester,” which will now be released on Friday, February 23rd, 2018. The studio also released a ‘First Look’ photo of Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren in the role of real-life heiress and owner of the Winchester House: Sarah Winchester.
Inspired by true events, this is the story of an impossibly wealthy recluse who obsessively kept her 160+ room home under construction twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for thirty-eight years straight. Joining Helen Mirren in the film are Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson. The film itself was written & Directed by Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig.
As we stated earlier, the story follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. The film will take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.