February 17, 2007 03:19:31 GMT
"X-Men" series star Famke Janssen will be the female lead in Eric Red's supernatural thriller "100 Feet."
It's time for Famke Janssen to go for spooky things again after "House on Haunted Hill." Writer/director Eric Red has revealed to Arrow in the Head that the former Bond girl has already been tapped to play the lead in his supernatural thriller flick "100 Feet", currently being set up at Grand Illusions.
"We've been fortunate to cast Famke Janssen in the role of Marnie," Red remarked. "Famke is a beautiful actress of great presence and intelligence, completely dedicated to the realism of character and performance. With Famke's timeless beauty, she will bring glamour and star power to the role of Marnie, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in the classic 'Wait Until Dark.'
Also starring Michael Pare, the project focuses on Janssen's character, Marnie Watson, who is under house arrest after being granted early release from her prison sentence for killing her own husband in self-defense. Bound to a 100-foot radius ankle bracelet, she unexpectedly has to face the ghost of her dead husband who lurks in the house and is intent on savage revenge.
Production on the picture is slated to begin April this year in Brooklyn, New York and Budapest, Hungary with Ed Elbert, Jonathan Sanger, and Sarah Black producing. Ken Kelsch is serving as the cinematographer while Paul Jones will handle the film's special effects makeup.