Love/Hate's Robert Sheehan is to star in a new supernatural thriller called The Messenger, which begins principal photography this week in the UK.

ScreenDaily.com reports that the film is directed by David Blair (Best Laid Plans) and tells the story of Jack, a disturbed young man who experiences visions of the dead.

Jack's life becomes even more troubled when he tries to pass on a message from a murdered journalist to his television presenter wife.

The cast of The Messenger also includes Lily Cole, Jack Fox and Tamzin Merchant.

Director Blair said: "I have been around the project for quite a time, and it certainly feels good right now that all that painstaking analysis and work on the screenplay is bearing fruit."