Kurt Russell and Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton, Tracie Thoms and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have all been cast in Quentin Tarantino's Segment of the Highly Anticipated Film GRINDHOUSE co-directed with Robert Rodriguez, which will include two films joined by faux ads and trailers.
Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR, will be a zombie film, while Tarantino's section, DEATH PROOF, will be a slasher flick. The announcement was made by Quentin Tarantino and Dimension Films in front of over 6000 film fans at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con International, an annual convention for comic book and genre pop culture fans with over 100,000 attendees.
The ensemble cast for Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Naveen Andrews, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson (also known as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas), Jeff Fahey, and Michael Parks.
GRINDHOUSE will be shot in the tradition of the '70s exploitation films that have significantly influenced both Rodriguez and Tarantino.
Rodriguez is currently in production on PLANET TERROR in Austin, Texas, with Elizabeth Avellan serving as producer. Tarantino is scheduled to begin shooting DEATH PROOF in Austin in August. Erica Steinberg and Elizabeth Avellan are serving as producers.
GRINDHOUSE will be released in theatres nationwide on Easter weekend - April 6, 2007.