O.C. Star Up for Friday Lead
All right, we’re finally getting down to the nitty gritty casting for the Platinum Dunes remake of Friday the 13th, which starts rolling in Austin, TX on April 21st. Variety got word this morning that former “O.C.” starlet Amanda Righetti is in final negotiations to take on the lead in the Marcus Nispel-helmed redux.
Ugh. I’ve never seen a single episode of “The O.C.”, but something tells me it’s a show about the problems beautiful people have in their everyday, likely well-pampered, lives. So of course they have to cast from its superior gene pool for a horror remake. I mean, that’s just logical, right?
Righetti’s genre cred includes Return to House on Haunted Hill (review) and ... that’s it, actually. You may recall that another beautiful person, “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki, has already nabbed the male lead for the remake, whereas stuntman/actor Derek Mears is in final talks to don the hockey mask.
Keep it here for more on this questionable remake as we learn it!
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