UPDATE: Lost’s Maggie Grace to Undergo The Experiment; Sony Locks Distro Deal

Maggie GraceThe testosterone-laden The Experiment, which shows what happens when a research study on a group of ordinary men recruited to take on the roles of guards and prisoners goes terribly out of control, just got an injection of estrogen via the casting of Maggie Grace (“Lost”, Taken).

There were no details provided on Grace’s role in the announcement that came out in today’s Variety, but as someone who saw the original film on which the remake is based, Das Experiment (review here), at first glance it seems totally unnecessary and out of place. However, I’m always willing to keep an open mind, so hopefully the addition of a female to the predominately male cast will add a positive dimension.

In any event, Grace certainly is lucky to be surrounded by some heavy hitting talent that includes Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Cam Gigandet. “Prison Break”‘s Paul Scheuring is directing The Experiment, which shoots this month in Iowa.

*UPDATE* — A few other details came to light regarding the film from THR: Sony has signed on for distribution, which will occur sometime in 2010, and Travis Fimmel has taken over the role that previously was to have been Elijah Wood’s.

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