From roles in neo-classics such as Tucker and Dale Vs Evil and semi-classics such as Nurse 3D, Hold Your Breath, and Piranha 3DD, Katrina Bowden is one of our favorite scream queens.
And today, Deadline lets us know that Bowden has snagged the lead role in the upcoming shark thriller, Great White.
Inspired by true events, Great White follows seaplane operators and lovers, Kaz Fellows (Bowden) and Charlie Brody (Aaron Jakubenko) who take a flight to the picturesque Hell’s Reef along with their passengers, Joji Minase (Tim Kano), his wife Michelle (Kimie Tsukakoshi) and cook Benny (Te Kohe Tuhaka).
It isn’t long though before their idyllic trip turns into a living hell when they become abandoned miles from shore and in grave danger from what lurks just below the surface. Their only chance of making it out alive is to get to the beach, but with two Great White sharks hunting them, the odds are not in their favor.
Bowden says: “I am so excited to be back in Australia to shoot this film. It has been nine years since my last visit and this time around I am really getting familiar with beautiful Queensland. I feel very lucky to get the chance to work in Australia, especially on a film project I love so much that is unlike others I have done before. It is going to be a very fun adventure.”
Producer Neal Kingston adds: “Ever since watching Jaws as a kid I realized the effect a shark film can have on a movie audience. The fear you feel in the cinema and again venturing into the water is real. Great White draws on that fear and together with great performances, delivers a real and relatable experience, hopefully to a whole new generation of cinema-goers.”
Kingston produces along with Michael Robertson. Commercial director Martin Wilson makes his feature directorial debut with the film from a screenplay written by Michael Boughen (Tomorrow, When The War Began). The flick will swim ashore sometime in 2021.