“Community” star Gillian Jacobs is set to star in New Artists Alliance’s upcoming horror-comedy Milo. The 30-year-old stunner joins a cast that includes Ken Marino (”Childrens Hospital”), Peter Stormare (Undocumented) and Judy Greer (Carrie).
The movie tells the tale of a stress-stricken man named Duncan (Marino) who discovers that he has an anxiety-driven demon living inside his intestines. At his therapist’s (Stormare) urging, Duncan releases his demon, names it Milo and attempts to regain control of his life. Jacobs plays Duncan’s stress-inducing wife.
THR.com broke the story and reports that editor Jacob Vaughan (Black Rock, Jeff, Who Lives at Home) will make his directorial debut with the project, which is executive produced by indie-heroes Jay and Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed). Production is slated to begin this month in Los Angeles.
Jacobs, best known for her role as Britta Perry on NBC’s “Community,” is coming off the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Notable creds include The Box, Gardens of the Night and the Chuck Palahniuk adaptation Choke, in which she goes topless (you’re welcome).
Inception Media Group has set an Aug. 21 DVD release date for director Stig Svendsen new psychological thrill ride Elevator, starring Icelandic starlet Anita Briem (pictured), sexy Brit Tehmina Sunny (Children of Men) and that curly-haired guy from “Nip/Tuck” and “The Single Guy.”
The synopsis reads:
Nine strangers are stuck in an elevator on the 49th floor of an upscale Manhattan high-rise… and one of them has a ticking bomb! But who… and why?
The rising star TV news reporter … building security guard … or soon-to-retire millionaire CEO with his granddaughter? The bond trader … struggling comedian … pregnant office worker and her successful boyfriend …or the elderly widow?
With no escape, each will do anything to survive. Desperation and panic grow as help fails to arrive and people slowly unmask—revealing racial tension, financial scandal, scorned lovers and revenge—with an unthinkable horror becoming the only solution!
Briem is coming off the 2011 horror-comedy Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. She is best known, however, for her performance in the Brendan Fraser 2008 blockbuster Journey to the Center of the Earth. The 30-year-old stunner was also a recurring on Showtime’s historical drama “The Tudors.”