Helen Mirren is inhabiting a spooky new role. In the upcoming film “Winchester,” Mirren plays the real-life haunted house owner Sarah Winchester. Her 160-room mansion in San Jose, California, has long been a haunted tourist attraction.
The film’s directors, Michael and Peter Spierig, will offer up a scary story with a look inside the mansion, but they also want to dive into the deeper mystery of the haunted house.
In costume, Mirren bears a striking resemblance to the real Sarah Winchester. See the two photos below for comparison:
In the movie, a psychiatrist is sent to evaluate Sarah Winchester and quickly realizes that the hauntings may not be a figment of her imagination. The film is expected in 2018, but you can also take a tour of the frightening Winchester Mystery House if you dare.