British actress Kacey Barnfield made her American feature film debut last year in director Paul W.S. Anderson’s box office hit Resident Evil: Afterlife 3-D. The gorgeous 22-year-old’s performance as doomed actress Crystal Waters quickly sparked who’s-that-girl buzz, which was revved up further by her full-frontal nude scene in Stage 6’s creature-feature Lake Placid 3.
Barnfield’s next project, a man-vs-beast period piece entitled Jabberwocky, teams her up with I Spit On Your Grave director Steven Monroe and costar Michael Worth (Sasquatch Mountain). She plays the film’s damsel-in-distress.
The official synopsis reads:
In this Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale, Jabberwocky chronicles the story of a young squire (Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the Kingdom.
Jabberwocky costars Tahmoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica”), Raffaello Degruttola (House 9), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), and Ian Virgo (The Raven).
The film is a collaboration between American World Pictures and Bron Studios. Production wrapped this week in Bulgaria.
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Actress Kate Bosworth takes on the role of Amy Sumner in Sony Screen Gems’ remake of iconic filmmaker Sam Peckinpah’s controversial 1971 home-invasion thriller Straw Dogs. Played originally by gorgeous Brit Susan George, the character is best remembered for enduring a lengthy rape scene that still manages to get panties in a bunch today.
Up until now, Bosworth had not commented on whether she—like George—would go nude to play the part. However, an interview with Moviefone back in December suggests that she might … or it could be wishful thinking on my part.
Of course there will be controversy, I can’t see how there wouldn’t be with a remake of ‘Straw Dogs.’ It wasn’t something anyone shied away from. It’s equally uncomfortable, I think.
It’s different obviously, but I think Peckinpah made more of an art film while this one is more of a studio film, so it’s a little different that way, but it’s definitely bold. It’s certainly not watered down in the parts that people are going to be curious about.
That sounds promising to me.
Susan George gets boned in controversial Straw Dogs scene
Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs was set in England and followed a mousy mathematician (Dustin Hoffman) and his wife (George) as they tried to rebuild their marriage in a countryside village while gradually being terrorized by rape-happy rapscallions .
Directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender), the remake’s protagonist is now a writer and the action takes place in a backwoods Southern town in the U.S. of A. James Marsden (X-Men) stars as David Sumner and “True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgard plays Amy Sumner’s ex-boyfriend/rapist Charlie.
Straw Dogs is slated for release on Sept. 16.