Just like Obi-Wan Kenobi knew to hide Leia from her evil Sith lord dad Darth Vader, so too did the parents of the Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, know to hide a third daughter from the world. Now, young sister Elizabeth Olsen has emerged as this year’s Sundance darling—for her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene—and the star of two buzz-worthy horror films: Red Lights and Silent House.
Red Lights is directed by Rodrigo Cortes (Buried) and costars Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy. The plot revolves around a para-psychologist (Weaver) attempting to derail a respected psychic’s (De Niro) comeback after a 30-year hiatus. Olsen is set to play Weaver’s daughter.
The film is currently in pre-production and aims to roll camera later this year.
Olsen will also be seen in Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s American remake of the Uruguayan haunted house film La Casa Muda entitled Silent House. The directors, best known for the awesome shark frightener Open Water, reportedly shot the 79-minute thriller without any cuts.