Euro babe Barbara Nedeljakova is set to headline the latest entry in the unstoppable Children of the Corn home-video franchise. Directed by Joel Soisson (Pulse 3), Children of the Corn: The Dweller stars Nedeljakova as the mother of an evil “corn” kid who lures a stranded couple to her home.
Nedeljakova is best known for her performance as topless tourist trap Natalya in director Eli Roth’s superb frightener Hostel. The 31-year-old Slavic stunner studied acting in Prague and is a master puppeteer to boot! She has yet to get her acting break, but can be found in a few lad mags, including Maxim (pictured above).
Children of the Corn: The Dweller costars ugly-fuck Billy Drago, (The Hills Have Eyes), Kelen Coleman (Fired Up), and television actor Tim Rock. Production is currently underway in Louisiana.
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” lead Andy Whitfield will not be back for a second season of Starz’ hit series. The 36-year-old actor’s ongoing battle with Stage 1 non-Hodgkin lymphoma has forced him to step down as the show’s titular hero and continue aggressive treatment.
Whitfield says (via press release):
It’s with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved. It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far.
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” debuted in January to over a million viewers, making it the Starz network’s most watched program. A second season of the Sam Raimi-produced series had been slated to air in September 2011.
Says Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik:
Right now, we just want to extend our concern and support to Andy and his family. We will address our programming plans at some later date.
Plans to premiere a six-part prequel series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” in January remain on track. The new series follows the House of Batiatus as it struggles to make a name for itself. The show stars Australian actor Dustin Clare, “Dexter’s” Jaime Murray, and the very sexy Marisa Ramirez.
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” regulars Lucy Lawless, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, and Manu Bennett reprise their roles for the series. No word if Whitfield will appear in any of the episodes as previously reported.
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 21.