Swedish actress Helena Mattsson, best known for her nude turn in Species: The Awakening, is the latest to check into “666 Park Avenue,” a new supernatural pilot based on the book series by author Gabriella Pierce. The show is produced by writer David Wilcox (“Fringe”), Warner Bros. TV and Alloy Entertainment.
“666 Park Avenue” is set in a historic Manhattan apartment building where demonic forces are possessing the tenants. Other than her character’s name—Alexis—no details have been given about Mattsson’s role.
Costars include Rachael Taylor (”Charlie’s Angels’) and Dave Annabel (”Brothers & Sisters”), as the apartment supers; Terry O’Quinn (”LOST”) and Vanessa Williams (”Desperate Housewives”) as the building’s owners; and Mercedes Masöhn (”The Finder”) and Robert Buckley (”One Tree Hill”) as a photographer and playwright couple .
Jessica Biel is set to star in Fox Searchlight’s upcoming bio-pic “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.” She joins an all-star cast that includes Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.
Directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) from a script by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan), the film follows Hitchcock as he overcomes various obstacles to bring Psycho to the big screen. Biel plays Vera Miles, the actress who starred as Lila Crane, sister to Leigh’s Marion Crane.
Biel, who made her genre debut in the 2003 Platinum Dunes remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, will next be seen in French director Pascal Laugier’s (Martyrs) English language feature debut The Tall Man and Len Wiseman’s (Underworld) upcoming Total Recall reboot.