Guy Pearce taking acting breaking

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Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison star in this modern remake of the 1973 made-for-TV horror movie of the same name. The story follows a young girl named Sally (Madison) as she moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.

April 16th, 2012

Guy Pearce is taking a break from acting.

The 44-year-old actor - who has starred in 'The King's Speech', 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' and 'The Hurt Locker' in recent years - admits he has been struggling to read scripts in the last few months and has decided to quit acting for a while.

He said: ''I'm taking six months off, yeah. I've worked way too much in the last two years and I'm just sort of blank.

''I read scripts and glaze over them at the moment. I need to just kind of go and be me for a while.''

The Australian star - who also has a part in Sir Ridley Scott's much anticipated 'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus' - thinks he has run out of energy to take on new parts.

He said: ''You just get to a point where you become vacuous. I just don't have any energy to be anyone else other than me. So yeah it's really important. People sort of say, but just read this one script. I'm like no, there's no point in me reading this script, because I'll resent it.''