“30 Rock” star Katrina Bowden is set to show off her bedside manner in the upcoming Lionsgate frightener Nurse 3-D. Marketed as a psycho-sexual thriller, the film is directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (The Day) and stars “Boardwalk Empire’s” Paz de la Huerta as its homicidal head nurse Abby Russell.
Bowden, who recently wrapped Piranha 3-DD and can be seen in the hill-billy horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, will play a nurse who discovers that Abby is murdering male patients she believes are cheaters and liars.
Nina Dobrev, the pretty female lead on The CW’s runaway hit series “The Vampire Diaries,” used her hiatus from the show to shoot the Sam Jackson sci-fi actioner Arena. The film marks the directorial debut of FX guy Jonah Loop (A Perfect Getaway, Transporter 2).
Jackson plays the evil mastermind behind a website that pits abduction victims against each other in a virtual gladiator arena. The fate of each loser is decided by an online audience which, most often than not, chooses death as a penalty.
My mom says Arena is just a $10 million rehash of 2009’s Gamer and other countless fight-to-the-death thrillers. She says the visuals look shitty and that Tony Giglio, the guy who wrote the similarly plotted Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives, doesn’t inspire much hope.
But, what does she know? Parents just don’t understand. Arena doesn’t just star Dobrev; it costars Orbitz gum babe Vanessa Branch and sexy senorita Mayra Leal, the curvy naked chick from Robert Rodriguez’s Machete!!!
Hell, even the film’s vagina-less costars are an impressive lot: Daniel Dae Kim (”LOST”), James Remar (”Dexter”), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th) and Kellan Lutz (Twilight Saga). I don’t know. Maybe, I’ll just wait for the third season of “The Vampire Diaries” to begin on Sept. 15.