Jessica Biel produces and stars in the debut season of USA’s new anthology series “The Sinner.” Based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr, the show finds Biel playing a hot, young MILF who brutally stabs a stranger to death with no apparent motive.
“The Sinner” marks Biel’s return to TV since starring as Mary Camden on the hit family drama “7th Heaven” 15 years ago. Bill Pullman co-stars as the creepy, bearded detective obsessed with helping Biel’s character uncover what could have triggered her actions. The show premieres in summer.
Ellen Wong stars in The Void, a creepy supernatural thriller set in a hospital where staff and patients are tormented by an evil force when a police officer brings in a bloodied stranger for help. Inspired by the works of horror icon John Carpenter, the film is helmed by co-directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie.
Wong is best known to genre fans for her roles as scorned schoolgirl Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and as hot sheriff’s secretary Brenda in the 2012 Silent Night, Deadly Night remake Silent Night. She’ll next be seen in the Emma Watson/Tom Hanks cyber-thriller The Circle.
Voltage Pictures has released a trailer for the Vang Brothers’ Bedeviled, starring 17-year-old up-and-comer Saxon Sharbino as one of five teens who download a smartphone app inadvertently connecting them to a demonic force eager to feed on their fears.
Sharbino made her feature film debut in the 2010 revenge thrillers Red, White, & Blue and I Spit On Your Grave. She’s a;so co-starred in Julia X and held recurring role on Fox’s short-lived series “Touch.” She is best known for playing the eldest daughter in producer Sam Raimi’s Poltergeist reboot.
Fashion model turned actress Riley Keough stars in Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night, arriving in theaters Aug. 25 from A24. Keough plays a mother and wife holed up in a desolate home with her family, hiding from an unnatural threat taking over the world and coming to their door nightly.
A meticulous routine keeps them safe and alive, but is challenged when they take in a young and desperate family into their home. Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Christopher Abbott (”Girls”), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Birth of the Nation), and Carmen Ejogo (Purge: Anarchy) co-star alongside Keough.
Keough made her horror debut in a couple of arthouse indies: lesbian werewolf drama Jack & Diane and vampire drama Kiss of the Damned. She’s best known for playing one of the captured wives in Mad Max: Fury Road and law student/ high-end escort Christine Reade in Starz’s “Girlfriend Experience” adaptation.
Alexandra Daddario is set to star in Nomis, a cyber-crime thriller about an online predator caught by American police who are shocked to discover the frightening depth of his depravity. David Raymond is at the helm with Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island) co-starring.
Raymond said about Daddario:
Alexandra is a raw talent and has an undeniable electricity, which is exactly why I wanted her in this role.
We especially liked Daddario’s electricity in her jaw-dropping nude scene on HBO’s acclaimed serial killer series “True Detective.” No word on what role she plays in Nomis, but here’s hoping it’s as raw and electrifying as that!
Daddario made her horror debut in Mary Lambert’s (Pet Sematary)haunted house thriller The Attic and quickly won fright fans over with roles in the gruesome indie-slasherBereavement and Lionsgate’s reboot Texas Chainsaw. She most recently starred in the quake thriller San Andreas and will soon be seen in Baywatch.
With the unstoppable success of Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” event and the box office triumph of last year’s Blake Lively shark thriller The Shallows, it’ll probably be awhile before it’s safe to go back to the entertainment platform of your choice and not see a maneater.
One such offering comes from Grindstone Entertainment, picking up rights to Cage Dive – a shark thriller following a group of American tourists trapped at sea with great whites after tragedy strikes their boat while cage diving to shoot video for an extreme reality show in Australia.
Aussie stunner Megan Peta Hill stars in the film as the person we most want to survive. She’s had guest roles in last year’s “X-Files” revival series, Syfy’s “The Magicians,” “Supernatural,” and made her feature film debut in 2010’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Paramount Pictures has released a new 30-second teaser for Ghost in the Shell and 30 seconds is all you’ll need to express your enthusiasm for Scarlett Johansson’s nude-colored thermoptic suit! Holy fuck… it’s provocative! All apologies to the producers for doubting they could make this sexy without actual nudity.
Ghost in the Shell is a big screen adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is at the helm with Johansson playing The Major, a special ops cyborg tasked with ending dangerous criminals, while looking hot.
Disney has dropped a new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise starring Johnny Depp as pirate-hero, Captain Jack Sparrow. In theaters May 26, 2017, the sequel pits Sparrow against ghostly Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem.
Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush return as Will Turner and Captain Barbossa, respectively. But it’s newcomer Kaya Scodelario (Moon) on a seashore in a clingy wet dress that’s got us at full mast! She plays sexy astronomer Carina Smyth, unlikely ally to Sparrow.
Abbie Cornish plays a family massacre’s lone survivor returning to her childhood home in the psychological thriller Lavender. Ed Gass-Donnelly (The Last Exorcism II) is at the helm. Samuel Goldwyn Films and AMBI Group release the film in selected theaters and extended VOD March 10.
Co-stars include Justin Long as the retard shrink who suggests opening a can of worms, Diego Klattenhoff as the poor hubby who could be playing PS4 instead of suffering his wife’s psychosis, and Dermot Mulroney as the uncle who probably stuck his finger where he shouldn’t have and got the family killed.
A24 has released a trailer for its supernatural thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter, starring Emma Roberts as a troubled young woman on the road to a prep school where two girls forgotten by their parents during winter break are experiencing the emergence of an evil force.
Previously titled February, The Blackcoat’s Daughter co-stars Kiernan Shipka (Carriers) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) as the abandoned students and MILFy Lauren Holly (Dumb & Dumber, “Picket Fences”). Osgood Perkins, son of Anthony Perkins (Psycho), directs. In theaters March 31.