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Gellar To Star in the Thriller "Addicted"

Sarah Michelle GellarAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, genre favorite Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on to star in the Hitchcockian thriller "Addicted."

Yari Film Group - which recently released "The Illusionist" - will finance the film, to be produced by Yari, Vertigo's Doug Davison and Roy Lee and Spitfire Pictures' Guy East and Nigel Sinclair.

"Addicted" centers on a woman whose husband and brother-in-law both end up in a coma after an accident. When the brother awakes, claiming to be her husband, she must try to understand the reality, suspecting something more sinister is at work (Like vampires??  Demons??  Nah. Probably not.  Just wishful "Buffy" thinking). 

The screenplay was adapted by Michael Petroni ("Queen of the Damned") from the 2002 South Korean film "Jungdok" by Won-mi Byun.

Swedish filmmakers Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist, who helmed the acclaimed Swedish film "The Invisible," will direct.

Gellar has just wrapped "The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing" and has started production on "Alice."   She will next appear in "The Grudge 2," which premieres October 13 and in "The Return," due out in November.

"Addicted" is set to begin production in October. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on August 30, 2006 9:07 AM
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Judging from the names behind this new Gellar flick, it doesn't sound too promising.

Hopefully Michael Petroni will be able to write up a better script for this movie than he did for Queen of the Damned.

Speaking of Sarah Michelle Gellar, when I heard they were making a Grudge 2 I couldn't believe my ears. As if the first one wasn't bad enough...

I really enjoyed her acting in Cruel Intentions and yes, I was a fan of the Buffy series. Hopefully we can still get some good movies out of her yet.

-- Posted by: Jason at August 30, 2006 10:37 AM

I wasn't a big fan of the US version of "The Grudge" either. I didn't even like the original "Grudge 2," so I'm not holding out much hope for this US remake.

We won't talk about the "Scooby" movies.

Another day, another reminder that "Buffy" is no longer on the air. Sigh.

-- Posted by: shannon at August 30, 2006 1:17 PM

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