CILLIAN TO STAR IN CRAVEN THRILLER
Variety reports that Cillian (28 DAYS LATER) Murphy and Rachel (THE NOTEBOOK) McAdams have landed the leads in Wes Craven?s airborne thriller RED EYE for DreamWorks. Murphy will play a mysterious man who takes McAdams? character captive on an airplane, threatening to kill her father unless she helps arrange the murder of a prominent businessman. The actor apparently took a red-eye flight of his own to get the part; Craven told the trade that Murphy wanted the role so much, he hopped a plane from Britain to LAX, took a meeting with the director in the terminal and then boarded a late-night flight back home?where he was getting married the next day. Craven also says that he?s taking more of a dramatic than outright horror approach to this project, which was scripted by Carl Ellsworth. Filming begins November 8 in Los Angeles, with a spring 2005 release tentatively planned.
Courtesy of Fangoria