Mary (American Psycho) Harron has the first two stars ready to rock for her big screen adaptation of Rachel Klein’s The Moth Diaries, which is set to start filming late this summer in Montreal. So who were the first attracted to the bright shiny flame?
Screen Daily reports that Lily Cole and Scott Speedman have signed on to star! “This is a chillingly atmospheric horror story with real emotional depth,” Harron tells SD. “I’ve tried to stay true to Rachel Klein’s novel in the way it re-works and updates the Gothic tradition and the whole notion of girl-on-girl vampires. Lily Cole is a very talented actress and … I’ve long been a fan of Scott Speedman.”
At an exclusive girls’ boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her growing obsession is her roommate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy’s friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is an enigmatic, moody presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark rumors, suspicions, and secrets as well as a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school and Lucy isn’t Lucy anymore, fantasy and reality mingle until what is true and what is dreamed bleed together into a waking nightmare that evokes with Gothic menace the anxieties, lusts, and fears of adolescence. And at the center of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in the fevered world of her own imagining?
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