“X-Files” star and geek Goddess Gillian Anderson is set to face the undead in British actor-turned-director Mathew Butler’s zombie period piece The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet. The horror-comedy costars Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings), Judi Dench (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and Mark Williams (Harry Potter).
Set in a small sea-side town in England during the 18th century, The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet follows a small group of zombie apocalypse survivors as they attempt to reach safe haven in France. Butler and producing partner Tori Hart are shopping the project at Cannes and hope to start shooting in Scotland later this year.
Anderson, best known for her role as Agent Dana Scully on the Fox sci-fi series “The X-Files,” has not been seen near supernatural forces since 2008’s regrettably dull The X-Files: I Want to Believe.