Anton Sanko has signed on to score next year’s horror thriller The Possession. The movie directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch, I Am Dina) stars Jeffrey Dean MorganĀ  as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As the daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk – a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Kyra Sedgwick, Grant Show and Madison Davenport are co-starring in the film which was originally entitled Dibbuk Box. Sam Raimi and Bob Tapert are producing via Ghost House Pictures. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing, Boogeyman) wrote the project’s screenplay. The Possession marks Sanko’s first major feature scoring assignment since last year’s drama Rabbit Hole which earned Nicole Kidman a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. The composer also recently finished scoring the last season of the HBO drama Big Love. Lionsgate has set a January 6, 2012 release date for The Possession.