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Movie Role for Lucy..
What a horror!

16th July 2003

A while ago, Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi set up a production company to produce horror movies on a slightly smaller budget than Sam's SpiderMan flicks... So, news is out about the first production from the company, and guess who gets a role! What IS nepotism anyway?

There are reports all around the web, but here's one report...

"Boogeyman, the first picture to be backed by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Senator International's genre label Ghost House Pictures, has begun filming in Auckland, New Zealand.

Barry Watson (Sorority Boys, 7th Heaven) has been cast in the lead role of a man who returns to his childhood home to confront a terrifying power.

Marcy Morris and Jeff Bernstein at Armstrong Hirsch negotiated on behalf of Watson, who is represented by ICM and managed by Mary Goldberg.

Emily Deschanel (Cold Mountain), Tory Mussett (The Matrix Reloaded, Peter Pan), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Skye McCole Bartusiak (Don't Say A Word) will also star.

Raimi and Tapert are producing the film, which is being fully financed by Senator International. Screen Gems will release theatrically in North America.

Stephen Kay, whose credits include the remake of Get Carter and The Last Time I Committed Suicide, is directing.

The screenplay was written by Eric Kripke, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White and Darren Lemke.

"Screen Gems is thrilled to keep Sam Raimi in the Sony family, and we hope that this is only the first of many successful collaborations with Sam and Rob Tapert," Clint Culpepper, president of Screen Gems, said in a statement.

Ghost House's slate includes The Grudge, the English-language remake of the hit Japanese film Ju-on, which is due to go into production this autumn, and the vampire thriller 30 Days Of Night.

Columbia Pictures is co-developing 30 Days Of Night and will also handle North American distribution and several international territories.

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