She may not be taking on the biggest blockbusters the industry has to offer, but Christina Ricci has been keeping busy in Hollywood. In addition to small screen gigs like the short-lived series Pan Am and her one episode appearance on The Good Wife, she starred alongside Robert Pattinson in last year's Bel Ami; has a role in the upcoming drama Mother's Day with Susan Sarandon, Andie McDowell and Sharon Stone; and will be lending her voice to one of the main villains in this summer's Smurfs 2. And today she's added another project to her upcoming slate.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ricci has signed on to star in the upcoming thriller Unmasked, the new film from director Geoffrey Sax. Written by newcomer Peter Scott Vicaire, who's script was actually discovered on the website InkTip.com, the story centers on "a man who joins a dangerous and mysterious club in order to relive the worst day of his life." At this time there are no details about the character that Ricci will play, but the trade notes that the filmmakers are currently on the hunt for an actor to play the male lead.
The project will be Sax's first directorial effort since 2010's Frankie & Alex, though he does have some experience in the thriller genre, previously helming 2005's White Noise, starring Michael Keaton. The new report doesn't mention when or where they are planning to start production on the new film, but if they are already in the casting phase one can assume they plan to start soon.
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