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Mary Elizabeth Winstead in negotiations to be locked down in Paramount’s Cellar

August 26th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

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

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.