Mary-Elisabeth Winstead is no new face when it comes to horror starring in The Thing prequel and Final Destination 3. Winstead has established somewhat of a cult following from her choice in roles, including the iconic Ramona Flowers in Edgar Wright’s underrated gem Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
According to Variety, Winstead is ready to sink her teeth into another horror project. She is currently in negotiations to star in Paramount and Bad Robot’s new horror flick The Cellar which will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced with J.J. Abrams with John Goodman also set to star.
Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken penned the original draft of the script with Dan Casey writing the most recent version of the script.
Here’s the low-down: “The majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman who wakes up in the cellar after a severe car accident and fears she has been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, tells her he saved her life and that there has been a terrible chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. She does not know what to believe, and as tensions rise, she decides she must escape, regardless of the terrors that await outside.”
Winstead has proved that she can hold her own as a strong female heroine in The Thing prequel and she churned out a great performance in the indie drama Smashed. So, this should be interesting.
Source: Dread Central