When you’re on the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder—dumpster-diving for soda cans worth a $5 discount at Six Flags (because you can’t skip your kid’s b-day every year) and shopping at Ross—it’s easy to forget how much more scary the world must be for rich people. Thankfully, director Joel Schumacher reminds us with his new home-invasion thriller Trespass.
The film stars Academy Award winners Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a wealthy married couple held captive by shotgun wielding hooligans during a home invasion robbery orchestrated by the guy banging the rich guy’s trophy wife … and you thought you had problems living in your parent’s basement with your fat spouse.
Carla Gugino is dynamite. So, it comes as no surprise that she’s been cast as Boston detective D.D. Warren in TNT’s small-screen adaptation of author Lisa Gardner’s bestselling crime-thriller Hide. The film is one of six made-for-TV thrillers that will make up the studio’s new Movie Mystery Night series.
The synopsis reads:
Detective Warren investigates the mummified remains of six missing women found inside a buried chamber at an abandoned mental hospital. The case leads Warren to investigate Annabelle, a woman with a secret past and twisted family history.
Gugino’s genre creds include the Zack Snyder films Sucker Punch and Watchmen, David S. Goyer’s supernatural creepshow The Unborn, and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, in which she turns in a nude scene so classic it was shot in black-and-white (pictured below).
Hide is directed by “Ghost Whisperer” creator John Gray from a screenplay by Janet Brownell (The Amy Fisher Story). The film will air on TNT in November.
Meet the Parents star and 2005 Playboy cover model Teri Polo will finally be seen in Take 2 Releasing’s long-delayed ghost story Haunting at the Beacon. Polo plays Bryn Shaw, a bereaved mother who attempts to send a message to her dead son through the spirit of another deceased boy.
The paranormal thriller marks screenwriter Michael Stokes’ (Iron Eagle IV) directorial debut and costars David Rees Snell (”The Shield”), Ken Howard (Rambo), Elaine Hendrix (”90210″), Marnette Patterson (Starship Troopers 3: Marauder), and Michael Ironside (Lake Placid 3).
Polo’s horror creds include Joe Dante’s supernatural thriller The Hole 3-D, Josef Rusnak’s abduction thriller Beyond and the awesome—but short lived—Fox television series “Brimstone,” in which she played Ashur Badaktu, the damned priestess who orchestrates the escape of 113 souls from hell.
Haunting at the Beacon arrives on DVD and Blu-ray disc Sept. 13.
Fright Night’s lack of bite at the theaters is especially disappointing because the Craig Gillespie-directed/Marti Noxon-penned thriller is one of the best revamps ever, easily surpassing the campy original in thrills and laughs.
So, what’s it gonna take to get you guys to a showing? How about knowing that sexy newcomer Emily Montague plays a Las Vegas stripper who gets caught up with Colin Farrell’s bad-boy vamp? If you don’t know who she is, the well-dressed folks at Esquire provide a mighty fine introduction here.