Variety reports that Rose McGowan, whose credits include SCREAM and both halves of the upcoming GRINDHOUSE, will play í50s B-movie actress Susan Cabot in BLACK OASIS, which will be scripted and directed by Stephan (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLAÖ) Elliott. Based on an article from Premiere magazine by John H. Richardson, the movie will track Cabotís life from her stardom in Roger Corman films like THE WASP WOMAN, WAR OF THE SATELLITES and VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT through her murder by her own son Timothy in 1986 at the age of 59. ďThis is story in the Ďstranger than fictioní style of HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, and a little-known chapter in the seedy underbelly of that era,Ē Hilary Shor (whoíll produce with Tony Smith) tells the trade.
At Elliottís unofficial fansite, the writer/director is quoted from iF Magazine as saying that Cabotís life ďis one of the most fascinating things Iíve ever come across. What a life. I hate biopics, I canít stand them, but the more I read about that woman, what an extraordinary journey that is. [The script is] about as out there as you could possibly get. People will look at that story and say youíre lying. I donít know if the marketplace is ready for it; I hope it is. Everything actually happened to this person.Ē